Beware the fines you don’t even know about

By Michele Lucato Posted on March 25, 2023

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Beware the fines you don’t even know about

Just when you think you’re getting on top of your life admin, you could find a small thing you’d forgotten pops up and costs you an arm and a leg!

Like my driving licence, for example. I didn’t realise mine was out of date until I got a letter from the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) telling me I could be fined if I didn’t update it.

It’s not just me that’s behind on this either. According to DVLA data from last year, 2 per cent of drivers have outdated details on their licence — if you have an old address, the DVLA can issue you with a hefty £1,000 fine — which means nearly a million motorists could have to fork out for little oversights such as an old address or forgetting to update the photo every ten years.

Read Jasmine’s column in full here