If you’re looking to check an employee’s driving licence for points or their driving eligibility, there are primarily two approaches. The first is using the Gov.uk website; however, this method can be time-consuming, especially when dealing with several drivers’ licences. Alternatively, you can use FleetCheck LicenceAssured, either as a standalone service or integrated with the FleetCheck fleet management software. Below,… Read More »How to Check if an Employee Has Points on Their Licence
Overseeing a fleet of vehicles involves significant safety responsibilities, and none are more important than ensuring drivers are eligible and lawfully able to drive. While annual licence checks are an industry standard, more frequent checks are prudent for drivers with accumulated points and will almost certainly help you identify at-risk drivers. How Can I Check Drivers’ Licences Online? You can… Read More »How Often Should I Check My Employees’ Driving Licence?
UK photocard driving licences – those pink cards we carry around – are official documents issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in the United Kingdom. These licences serve as a legal authorisation for individuals to drive motor vehicles on UK roads and also function as a form of photo identification. The UK photocard driving licence replaced the… Read More »Photocard Driving Licence Explained
Information codes or restrictions on a UK driving licence refer to specific requirements or limitations that a driver must adhere to when operating a vehicle. These codes are listed under section 12 on the back of the photocard licence and indicate certain conditions that the driver must comply with. These can include the need for certain types of vehicle adaptations,… Read More »Driving Licence Codes
No one wants points on their driving licence; among other things, it can increase your insurance premiums, impact your employment prospects, and of course, every point is one step closer to a driving ban. In this article, we’re going to explain how long points stay on your licence, how you can check how many points you or one of your… Read More »How Long Do Points Stay On Your Licence?
In the UK, accumulating 12 penalty points on your driving licence typically triggers a ‘totting up’ procedure, which can lead to disqualification from driving. However, there are exceptional circumstances under which a driver could amass a dozen points and still be permitted to drive. In fact, it’s estimated that between 2017 and 2021 more than 35,000 of the 142,275 motorists… Read More »You Can Have 12 Points on Licence without Being Banned
As a fleet manager or employer, it’s essential you check the driving licences of any employees that will be driving one of your company vehicles. Failing to do so could result in an employee being behind the wheel illegally, which can lead to fines and other penalties. Or worse, it could be the cause of a road traffic accident. … Read More »Can You Check Your Drivers’ Licences without Their Consent?
Checking that any employees driving vehicles for your organisation are eligible to drive is a fundamental aspect of fleet compliance. Not to mention it’s a moral duty to ensure that your drivers and other road users are as safe as they can possibly be. There are serious consequences – both financial and possibly life-changing – to allowing a driver… Read More »Pros and Cons of Checking Your Drivers’ Licences
To drive a particular type of vehicle, you need an ‘entitlement’ for that category on your driving licence. Your entitlements may have additional restrictions. Check the restriction codes for your driving licence. Driving licence categories are different in Northern Ireland. Mopeds Category AM You can drive 2-wheeled or 3-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 25km/h (15.5mph) but… Read More »What are the UK Driving licence categories?