Motorists need to keep the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) informed to prevent them landing fines.
By law, the information provided to the DVLA must be accurate and up-to-date.
If you do not keep it up-to-date then you could land a hefty fine.
One of these pieces of information is your address.
You are required to have your latest address information on your licence and must change your licence when you change address.
This even includes temporarily address changes such as when you go to university.
Some drivers may not be aware that you need to change our address information even if it is temporary residence, which means there could be motorists risking a £1,000 on the toads.
“Drivers are required by law to let the DVLA know if they change their name or address,” said a DVLA spokesperson.
The DVLA then issue a new licence for free.
“Keeping DVLA informed ensures that drivers can be notified promptly with important information affecting them such as reminders when their licence is due for renewal.
“If a driver fails to notify the DVLA of changes they could face a fine of up to £1000.”
Changing your address information does not cost anything and can be down online.
You can update your information using the V5C vehicle logbook via the Gov.uk website.
If you apply online the new licence will arrive within one to three weeks.
New licences will be issued for free by the DVLA after you have provided the requisite information.
Other things drivers must keep up to date are the photograph, which goes out of date every 10 years.
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