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In france I noticed it was illegal not to have both parts of your driving licence in the car, and you will have to pay a fine. Is it the same in the UK or is it less strict here

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Yeah, in France you have to carry it or you're fined, I used to carry it over there for work.

Over here I think you're supposed to but they're a lot more relaxed about it.

Like its been said, if they think it's necessary they'll give you a producer :thumbsup:

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In France you also have to have a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. I dont think anyone in the UK does that

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when I 1st saw this sign it scared me

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In France you also have to have a first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. I dont think anyone in the UK does that

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when I 1st saw this sign it scared me

It's a good idea to carry them in the UK....................and know how to use them :thumbsup:

Scarry sign :eek:

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I've never heard of it being illegal to not carry both parts here..surely if it was then more people would know about it?  :huh:

You don't legally have to carry a first aid kit or a fire extinguisher in the UK ......................but it is a good idea to carry them :thumbsup:

EDIT: Oh silly me .....you mean both parts of the licence....I dont think you have to carry them both :ph34r:

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You don't have to carry either. You young 'uns may find this hard to believe but some of us only have the paper licence anyway and before you say it, unless they change the law, I won't need the card bit and a new licence for another twenty years! :lol:

You do have to produce your licence if requested within seven days as I had to in 2003. You just take it along to your local cop shop, they take the details of where it is to be sent to (the police officer who requested it), take a photocopy of your licence, give original back to you and you're on your way.

At the time I was worried as my rear offside light had been smashed in (reason why I was there) and I didn't want to be done in the police station car park. They were great and even suggested ways to make it legal until I took the car into the bodyshop! :thumbsup:

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At the time I was worried as my rear offside light had been smashed in (reason why I was there) and I didn't want to be done in the police station car park. They were great and even suggested ways to make it legal until I took the car into the bodyshop! :thumbsup:

Aren't our policemen wonderfull?? :yes:

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You don't have to carry either. You young 'uns may find this hard to believe but some of us only have the paper licence anyway and before you say it, unless they change the law, I won't need the card bit and a new licence for another twenty years! :lol:

You do have to produce your licence if requested within seven days as I had to in 2003. You just take it along to your local cop shop, they take the details of where it is to be sent to (the police officer who requested it), take a photocopy of your licence, give original back to you and you're on your way.

At the time I was worried as my rear offside light had been smashed in (reason why I was there) and I didn't want to be done in the police station car park. They were great and even suggested ways to make it legal until I took the car into the bodyshop! :thumbsup:

Yes mate, unless you move house or change name!!! :P

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mind you, on the continent its illegal not to have a spare bulb kit in the car also...

Yeah i suppose that makes sense but if thats the case you could argue that its necessary to carry other spares aswell - by the time youve finished - got a car full of spare parts and no room for luggage/passengers :wacko:

all ya need is a AA card :D

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You say you've lost it, and if asked, that you've applied for a new one - the same thing a new driver would do if they have passed their test and sent their prov. license to be changed for a full license. ;)

Oh, and cheers for that Dem - Just as a couple of mates have been pulled on bikes, but were told 14 days to get a small plate changed to a legal size one, and have it MOT'd. :S

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You say you've lost it, and if asked, that you've applied for a new one - the same thing a new driver would do if they have passed their test and sent their prov. license to be changed for a full license. ;)

Oh, and cheers for that Dem - Just as a couple of mates have been pulled on bikes, but were told 14 days to get a small plate changed to a legal size one, and have it MOT'd. :S

yeah vehicle defects your given 14 days for, and producers its 7 days

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Costs about 17 quid for a replacement license i think.

Still i was a bit lazy on forkin out for it, and the lost excuse worked a treat whenever i got stopped.

Imagine a suprise a few months down the line (7-8) when I found it. was buzzin cos i'd saved myself some money. yaaay me :D

-Z

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