Quick Answer: What Do The Codes On My Driving Licence Mean?

What do the letters and numbers mean on my driving Licence?

FRONT OF THE PHOTOCARD DRIVING LICENCE EXPLAINED Driver number (5): Driving licence number format explained.

JONES – Displaying first five letters of your surname.

If surname is less than five characters in length, the remaining spaces will comprise of the digit 9.

Second and third numbers are month of birth..

What do the codes on a driving Licence mean?

Driving licence codes are slightly different. They display what conditions you must meet to drive your car. For example, your driving licence will display a certain code if you need glasses or contact lenses to drive. Other codes include whether you’re an organ donor or if your car needs certain modifications.

What does code 78 mean on driving Licence?

restricted to vehicles78 – restricted to vehicles with automatic transmission. 79 – restricted to vehicles in conformity with the specifications stated in brackets on your licence.

What is a DVLA Licence code?

What is a DVLA driving licence check code? The DVLA check code is the online counterpart of the photo card driving licence. The code is used to access the DVLA database to check driving licence information, and it allows you to share your licence information with employers or car hire companies.

What is a share code?

A share code is a unique code for providing others access to the data on a given Node/Pro.

How do I share my driving Licence details?

To share your licence information you need to provide the check code and last 8 characters of your driving licence number to the person you want to share it with. Your code will be valid for 21 days. You can have up to 15 active check codes at any given time.

What is Code 122 on a driving Licence?

The 122 code means if you choose to take a basic moped training course, your licence is valid – so long as your licence was issued before June 29, 2014. Other sections on the back of the licence – numbered 9-11 – show the class of vehicle you’re allowed to drive and the dates from and when they’re each valid for.

Can I work out my driving Licence number?

Although there are some digits from your driving licence number that you can work out, unfortunately it’s not possible to work out your exact licence number from your name and date of birth. The final two digits in your licence number are random.

What is code 95 on a driving Licence?

If you have a code 95 entitlement on your licence, you can get a GB Driver CPC card by exchanging your licence for a GB licence. Your Driver CPC qualification will still last until the date it was due to run out when you first got it.

How do I find my DVLA license code?

To obtain a code or a printout:Go to View Driving Licence.Enter your driver number and postcode, as they appear on your driving licence, and your National Insurance number.Click on the ‘Share your licence information’ tab – then the ‘Create a code’ button.More items…•

What does 01 mean on driving Licence?

eyesight correctionThere are around 50 driving licence codes. The simplest is 01 – eyesight correction. If this is on your licence, it simply means that you can’t legally drive unless you’re wearing your glasses or contact lenses. Similarly, 02- hearing/communication aid is the same deal, but for hearing.

What does B mean on driving Licence?

Category B – if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997. You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg). You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg.

What does provisionally drive mean?

The provisional driving licence gives you permission to drive on the UK roads (excluding motorways), whilst under the supervision of your driving instructor or another driver over the age of 21 who has held a full driving licence for a minimum of three years.

How do I get more driving Licence categories?

Get a ‘provisional entitlement’ and then take a test to get higher categories added to your licence. You may also be automatically entitled to lower categories if you pass a higher category driving test. Check online to see which vehicles you can drive at the moment.

What is a GB driver number?

Each licence holder in England, Scotland and Wales has a unique driver number, which is 16 characters long. The characters are constructed in the following way: 1–5: The first five characters of the surname (padded with 9s if fewer than 5 characters).