I see that but I would have thought all the UK licence holders in ireland would have been contacted by their insurance companies, as there will be a hell of a lot of illegally insured drivers out there if this fact is true.It's coming from the National Driving Licence Service.
There are plenty of 'facts ' being bandied about over brexit. As someone already said, money racket springs to mind.It is your responsibility ensure you have a valid driving license, the insurance companies are not you minder.
Read your policy, you will find that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the licence requirements, just as it is your responsibility to disclose any pertinent information even of not asked. And in the case of car insurance, I believe you are covered if you ever held a valid licence, so they are even less concerned about it than you think.Surely insurance companies should ensure whoever they are insuring is legal? No?
If there is a material change affecting the insured person (i.e. their licence becomes invalid) they have a fiduciary duty to inform their insurance company.I see that but I would have thought all the UK licence holders in ireland would have been contacted by their insurance companies, as there will be a hell of a lot of illegally insured drivers out there if this fact is true.
You won’t be told, it’s your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate driving license and sense the address on the license is invalid in the first place, no one could contact them in any case. Dumb advice.Hang onto your English licence 'till you're told otherwise.
From the link I posted above.I don't know anything about insurance but I would advise anyone swapping their UK licence for an Irish one to check if they are entitled to the same class of licence. I know somebody who changed their licence abut 7 years ago and the person involved had a license that covered driving trucks in the Uk but he only got a basic licence to drive cars in return
In such a case the driver will have all valid licence categories on their driver licence included on the Irish licence. There are some limited exceptions where what are known as national licences categories cannot be transferred to the Irish licence. You may need to speak to the DVLA to find out if you have any national categories on your UK licence.
I thought a foreign licence was only valid for the first six months of residency in a new country?Just heard that if a no deal brexit goes ahead, UK licenses wont be valid in Ireland. I have a UK full drivers license for years, and don't want to give it up unless I have to. Has anyone changed theirs yet?