Jul 24, 2020
Coronavirus: Anger at DVLA as driving licence delays continue
Drivers are fuming after being left without crucial documents because of coronavirus-related delays at the DVLA office in Swansea. To help, the DVLA has automatically extended photocard driving licences that expired between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020 for seven months. The DVLA told the BBC that Susan Wood was issued a new driving licence in March. Tanya Prime of Ilkeston in Derbyshire has been waiting for a response from the DVLA for more than four months and was getting worried about driving because the tax on one of her vehicles is due to expire. The estimated 790,000 drivers over 70 who have applied for a renewal since March may have been hit by the problems, but the DVLA pointed out that some drivers applying to renew their licence may be able to drive while the agency is considering their application.
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