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South African Driving Licences

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he has taken to ensure that people driving in the United Kingdom on South African driving licences are qualified to do so. [109228]

Following South Africa's request to have its driving licences recognised for licence exchange purpose, the driver testing and licensing standards in that country were assessed by Departmental officials and found to be satisfactory and comparable to those in GB. As a result from 2 July 1999 residents in Great Britain with valid South African licences have been able to exchange them for British licences without passing a further driving test.