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How long are driving licences issued for in the UK?? I have mine but as I can't yet find it at the moment, I just wondered if I have to renew it if I want to hire a car next time we visit the UK, which isn't in the foreseeable future but I want to be prepared.

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I think it expires when you are 70

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The UK recognises your Victorian drivers license Caz, last time I was over I drove on my Californian license. The International permit is just a waste of money and not required in either European countries, Australai nor the US. AS LONG as your drivers license is current and applicable for the class of vehicle you are driving at the time.

John

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Ayup

Whats the test like in the states?

How long did you drive on your English licence?

I heard that there is an easier test in Florida for the immigrants from Haiti etc.?

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Remember Mick, each State has it's own laws. I had a NSW drivers licence when I arrived in California. My test lasted about half an hour! "Turn right" said the examiner, I drove down the road to the main road, turned left, down a couple of blocks, turned left again and back to the Sacramento test centre. I had 100% written and 98% driving. I had to pull forward at a stop sign to see the traffic coming from my left because of shrubs and trees. The bloke who examined me said he agreed I did the right thing, BUT, it was the wrong thing by the book!!

All he was interested in was if I was safe on the right side of the road after driving many years on the left!

No 3point turn, no parallel parking, no emergency stops, he knew I was competant.

No idea about Florida's rules Mick.

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Thought they may make exceptions if I came from Nottingham :D

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What, like ban you from driving over here Mick :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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Will the EU flags be removed from driving licences & replaced with the UK flag?

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A Nottstalgic licence - with apologies for the Post Office book.

 

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