(2) what notification drivers are given when their plastic and paper combination driving licences are due to expire;
(3) what penalty will be applied to drivers who continue to drive without renewing their plastic and paper combination driving licence.
[holding answer 11 December 2008]: A photocard and paper counterpart driving licence is valid for 10 years from the date of issue. This is to ensure that the photographon the photocard remains a current likeness of the driver.
The photocard licence holder will be sent a renewal reminder two months in advance of the date of expiry.
Drivers who fail to renew their photocard licence are liable for prosecution resulting in a fine up to £1,000.