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Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL4203, tabled on 18 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 18–19 year olds, (2) 20–29 year olds, (3) 30–39 year olds, (4) 40–49 year olds, (5) 50–59 year olds, (6) 60–69 year olds, (7) 70–79 year olds, (8) 80–89 year olds, and (9) 90+ year olds, they estimate to hold an expired driving licence.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The tables below show the number of motorists holding a valid driving licence and those with an expired driving licence. The figures for expired licences do not include licences where the entitlement has been revoked or disqualified or where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has received a notification of death.

Current Provisional Driving Licence

Current Full Driving Licence

Total

Under 18 years old

462,318

39,185

501,503

18 - 19 years old

741,300

392,429

1,133,729

20 - 29 years old

2,520,194

4,808,402

7,328,596

30 - 39 years old

1,821,295

7,118,901

8,940,196

40 - 49 years old

1,407,598

7,440,012

8,847,610

50 - 59 years old

1,347,238

8,573,873

9,921,111

60 - 69 years old

842,409

6,900,127

7,742,536

70 - 79 years old

16,423

4,164,481

4,180,904

80 - 89 years old

2,179

1,410,138

1,412,317

90 years and over

104

132,573

132,677

Total

9,161,058

40,980,121

50,141,179

Drivers with expired provisional driving licences

Drivers with expired full licences

Total

1,278,221

3,669,231

4,947,452

Expired Provisional Driving Licence

Expired Full Driving Licence

Total

Under 18 years old

109

10

119

18-19 years old

1,138

1,134

2,272

20-29 years old

29,711

39,755

69,466

30-39 years old

63,643

77,325

140,968

40-49 years old

75,451

81,943

157,394

50-59 years old

76,886

99,674

176,560

60-69 years old

52,804

89,343

142,147

70-79 years old

512,104

1,450,408

1,962,512

80-89 years old

306,819

1,123,896

1,430,715

90 years and over

159,556

705,743

865,299

Total

1,278,221

3,669,231

4,947,452