Drivers face thousands in fines if they don't tell DVLA about lifestyle changes

Drivers face thousands in fines if they don't tell DVLA about lifestyle changes
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Aden-Jay Wood

By Aden-Jay Wood

Published: 21/04/2022

- 12:49

Updated: 28/04/2022

- 14:58

Changes of address and marital status must also be declared to the DVLA

Drivers are being warned to inform the DVLA about any lifestyle changes otherwise they risk being fined.

The changes the DVLA need to be told about include any change of vehicle, as well as any medical conditions the driver has.

They should be also be told about any changes of address.

Failing to notify about such changes could land drivers fines in excess of £1,000.

Slow moving traffic on the M5 near West Bromwich, West Midlands, during the Easter getaway. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2022.
Drivers could face fines if they don't disclose certain information to the DVLA
Jacob King

A DVLA office
A DVLA office
Steve Parsons

If you have moved address and it no longer matches your driving license, you should inform the DVLA.

That relates to any permanent to temporary move, meaning that this also applies to students living in accommodation during studies.

But you do not need to change your address with the DLVA if they can still contact you from your permanent address.

Anyone who gets married, divorced or recently widowed are also urged to inform the DVLA, while those who have bought, sold or transferred a vehicle needs to make the agency aware.

If your vehicle has been scrapped or written off, you also need to inform the DVLA.

Drivers may receive a refund if they inform the DVLA that they are not going to be using their vehicle for a prolonged period of time.

Motorists would have to re-tax their car before they can drive it again.

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