Driver's Licence and Courtesy/Hire Car Information

From 8th June 2015 the paper counterpart of the UK photocard driving licence was abolished and consequently it no longer has any legal status. Although the ‘old-style’ paper licence (issued prior to 1998) remains valid, driving offence details will no longer be written or printed onto the document. Instead all information will now be recorded electronically and this will be the only accurate account of any driving endorsements a driver will have.

We recommend that driver’s licences should be checked at least once a year and some insurers have introduced this as a condition within their policy wordings. Prior to driving, any convictions disclosed should then be cleared with insurers and where there are serious convictions, or a number of relatively minor convictions, Insurers may apply additional terms (e.g. increased policy excess for such drivers). As you can no longer use the information shown on the paper licence or photocard counterpart the government have implemented an on-line system allowing information to be obtained by the individual and also shared with his/her employer. The following process should be followed:

Action by the Driver:

• The driver needs to log into and enter their driving licence number, national insurance number and home post code.

• The driver should choose ‘Share your licence information’ top right hand of the screen.

• The driver should then choose the option create a code. Once the code is generated, you will then be able to access his/her driving licence details for 72 hours. Please note this code can only be used once.

Action by the Employer:

• You can then gain access by logging into and inputting the last 8 characters of the driving licence and the access code.

Alternative Action:

• When the driver goes through the above steps to obtain the access code there is the option to open, print or save the licence information. This is dated so a snap shot of any conviction details are shown and a hard copy provided to you or saved and emailed.

I hope you have found this useful. You may need to use it yourself if for example you are hiring a car where the same process will be applied.












Meet The Team


Roy Benham
Service Manager

36 years in the motor trade. Experience with main dealers and independant garages. Served his City and guilds apprenticeship with Austin Rover Group and then further experience with Vauxhall, Ford, Saab, Land Rover and Jaguar.

Andrew Ashby
Technician / Mot Tester (Class 4 & 7)

City and Guilds qualified with 19 year experience in manual transmissions.

Carl Lovell
Senior Technician

13 years with the company and experienced in all make of vehicles.

Sean Robertson
Tyre and Wheel Alignment specialist

Sean has 8 years previous experience as a Tyre Technician/Fitter with BMW. Prior to that he worked at ATS Euromaster for 7 years.

Chris Slater
Apprentice Technician

Chris has just completed his apprenticeship and has been with the company for 4 years.

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John Kimber
Bodyshop Manager

Been at Risboro Coachworks for the last 34 years since leaving school. Experienced in all makes of vehicles.

Robert Thompson
Bodyshop Painter

Robert has been in the trade for the last 8 years, he is a fully qualified ATA Senior Paint Technician.