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Why Do They Need My Licence For A Fixed Penalty?

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ToraToraTora | 20:03 Sun 25th Oct 2020 | Motoring
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To accept a fixed penalty speeding ticket you pay £100 and get 3 points, fair enough but they demand you send your actual licence too. For what possible reason? You enter the driver number on the NIP so they can check you have it and endorsements are all on line now anyway. So is this just some pointless jobsworthery or is there some reason for it? Thanks.

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A right old load of carp. Why all of this is not necessary The law changed in 2015. The paper driving licence counterpart was abolished. DVLA went over to a completely electronic system for storing penalty points. Before 2015 it made sense to post the driving licence in for endorsement. Courts physically wrote or printed the points on the counterpart. There...
20:15 Sun 25th Oct 2020
//It is completely unnecessary for this rule still to exist.//

It's a check to make sure you are who you say you are. If you had somebody else's licence details you could provide them when accepting the fixed penalty and have the points applied to their driving record. It's a little more difficult if you have to have their licence and send it away for a couple of weeks.

You could also do the same if you appeared in court. Tora could turn up and say he was NJ. I've seen somebody do that and they ended up inside for 2 months for attempting to pervert the course of justice.
NJ, if that were true, why was there a Bill going through Parliament in 2017 removing the requirement to return the licence?
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damn, judge, never thought of that, what's your driver number? :)

maybe the bill never passed because someone realised what the problem would be?
It got through the initial stages and was due to be discussed again on 12.5.17 but the General Election got in the road and stopped its progress.
Speeding, TTT? Wasn't chasing 'lefties' down the road, was you? :-))
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^^^^^ more nasty lefties?

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