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Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 53680, tabled on 17 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licences have been revoked under Cassie's law in each year since it was introduced.

Answered on

22 November 2016

“Cassie’s Law” is a process that was introduced in February 2013 to allow the police to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) urgently of any driver who fails a roadside number plate eyesight test. This allows the DVLA to revoke the licence of any driver who fails the test almost immediately, helping to quickly remove unsafe drivers from the road.

Since the introduction of this process in 2013, 1,034 driving licences have been revoked. The table below shows the figures by year.


Number of revocations

2013 (Feb – Dec)






2016 (to present)


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