Huge driving licence change announced which could impact everyone – Daily Record

Driving licences could get a huge overhaul with a major changes expected to be rolled out in the next few years.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is preparing to launch new digital licences – meaning plastic versions could be a thing of the past.

The new technology will soon be available for mobile provisional licences for learners which can be accessed on an app.

It is understood the digital driving licences could then be rolled out to everyone.

Physical plastic cards will continue to be issued alongside the app, however sources say the traditional version could eventually be phased out over time, The Mirror reports.

The Department for Transport said that the government was prevented from developing digital licences before Brexit because of European Union law, which stipulated the need for a physical version.

Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, said that the UK’s transport system would move the system “into the modern age”.

New provisional licences will be available by 2024 through the new online portal, although the trial could start as early as next year.

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