New rules affecting driver licence rules in the UK came into effect January 19. The changes mainly impact PSV and HGV drivers passing their test after this date and drivers who passed their test prior to this will not lose any of their entitlements but are affected by some of the rule changes.
Minibus, bus and lorry drivers passing their test in categories C, CE, C1, C1E, D, DE, D1 or D1E get a licence valid for five years – as opposed to the current 10. Every five years up to age 45, drivers now have to sign a declaration to show they still meet the required medical standards. Drivers have to submit medical examination reports after the age of 45 every five years to renew their licence.
For more details, visit https://www.gov.uk/newlicencerules