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Is that the old 'old' paper license or the new 'old' paper license that came as a supplement to the new photo license and which is now being been zapped.

Did anyone follow that ........ sorry :blink::lol:

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Think it's the "old" old one !  All the info is now computerised, so the code allows for checks. But frankly, I can't really see a cash strapped Greek bothering, as long as you've got the cash.! May compromise any insurance though?

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I can't see why anyone would still have an old paper driving license anyway... mine fell to bits about three weeks after I passed my test!

 

The paper supplement is also being done away with (if its not already been so) as everything is computerised now. When you hire a car in the UK they do a DVLA check and that will flag any endorsements you may have failed to mention

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I've still got my old 'old' paper one and I passed my test when I was 18.  I've never been told I need to change it for a photo one though so I just wont ever hire a car over here and never go abroad anyway cos I don't have a passport either lol

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my old green one was swapped for one of those pink ones when i got married and changed address . never changed address since so i still have that one and never had a photcard one especially as you have to renew it every ten years. don't need to renew the paper ones unless they fall to bits.

 

the old green one i had was always in my wallet and as a result by the time i got married it was a jigsaw puzzle to open. great fun whenever i was asked to show my documents, especially by the roadside on a windy day. :mrgreen:

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What Sid says. And if you don't renew your photocard one and continue driving you're committing an offence and can be fined. A good reason to not move house and hang on to your paper licence!

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At the risk of opening up an old argument; would it be better if we all had ID cards, which could be used as a credit/debit card, with all the info on it - driving licence etc. ?

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Wouldn't having all our info on one ID card make us all more susceptible to fraud though if it was lost or stolen Obs ?

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Put all your eggs in one basket? Sounds like a brilliant idea Obs :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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So someone who wants to empty your bank account will have to go to all the trouble of chopping your finger off. A brilliant idea!

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Oh well if it's been on TV it must be true.

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