Ok so being the super organised person I am, I seem to have lost both my driving licence card as well as the counter part.(Well, my purse got stolen losing the card and the counterpart I can't find anywhere!Underneath the driver’s full name and date of birth are two sets of figures given without obvious explanation – simply designated as items under ‘4a’ and ‘4b’.Only on the other side of the card is it written in the tiniest print that ‘4a’ is the date when the card is ‘valid from’ and ‘4b’ is the date when it is ‘valid to’.
This past year, in my capacity as a motoring law solicitor, I’ve heard of a number of instances where 4b on the licence has caused confusion.
It’s the date at which your photo expires or, as the reverse of the licence puts it, ‘licence valid to’.
However, this is where the confusion starts as it suggests the licence itself expires on that date, which it doesn’t.
Do you or any of your customers have old-style paper driving licences?
Have you wondered what will happen to these paper licences once the paper counterpart to the photocard is abolished on 8 June 2015.