PeteSpencer wrote:My green paper driving licence was 30 years old when I reached a certain age and had to chop it in for a plastic one .
It had been kept folded credit card size and opened up a zillion times for car hire etc to the extent hat it was totally worn through on some folds and much of the info (including driver number ) were incomplete.
Never once seemed to bother the Hertz /(other rentals are available) all over the world.
Yes but apparently the caa say it is against the law to cut up the licence as it considers that cutting defaces an official dcument. Clearly from the design, with page numbering, caa ref, etc, etc, on every mini-page, the licence was designed to be cut up, but this "cutting as per design = defacing it" is part of project fear of worries about Easa audits which is (i guess) responsible for the sudden need for colour photocopies of photo id. I would like to know why the jobsworth who decided "cutting as per design = defacing it" does not think their recommended "folding it" does not deface it.
Now if only someone who once ran a red tape challenge could be appointed top of the DoT....
Irv Lee - (R/T & Flight Examiner)
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