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Fleets warned over licences

FLEETS have been warned that up to 50% of their drivers could have invalid driving licences because of basic errors.

The warning, made during a meeting of the London West branch of the Association of Car Fleet Operators (ACFO), adds weight to a campaign launched last month encouraging fleets and drivers to check their licences more thoroughly. More than 80 ACFO members attending the meeting heard that simple errors, such as having an out-of-date address, could make a licence void.

Motorists who fail to update details, for example a change of address, face a £1,000 fine.

One fleet manager told the meeting: ‘In checks, there have been problems with one in two licences. These are basic errors, such as addresses being wrong. On some photocard licences, the issue number of the card is different from the paper counterpart.’

The meeting heard from other members that 10% of licences had problems.

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