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Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 181316, tabled on 15 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a six month extension of the policy of automatically extending lorry or bus driving licences or entitlement to drive in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

20 April 2021

All applications to renew lorry and bus (Group 2) driving licences are being prioritised by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. There are no plans to further extend driving licence validity periods. Group 2 drivers who have previously benefited from an extension to their driving licence must obtain the necessary medical report in the interests of road safety.

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