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Tachograph cards and provisional driving licences to drop in price

Date: 27/10/2014 02:54:53
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Driving is about to become cheaper for both businesses and new drivers, as provisional licences and tachograph cards are to drop in price, the government has announced.

From October 31, the price of a provisional driving licence will decrease by 32 per cent, meaning they will only cost £34 instead of £50. Online renewal costs will also fall from £20 to £14, reports bbc.co.uk. Tachograph cards, which are used by businesses to measure how far staff members are driving, will see a price drop of £6. Instead of paying £38, businesses will only have to fork out £32 for a driver card.

Transport minister Claire Perry commented: "The cost of driving, especially for young drivers, can be significant and we are committed to cutting costs where we can. Thanks to [the] Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) making large scale savings to their running costs, we have been able to cut the cost of the driving licence which will save drivers and businesses £150 million over the next ten years."

More than 77 per cent of applications for provisional driving licences are made by 17 - 24 year olds, and drivers are estimated to save £82.2 million collectively over the next ten years as a result of the price drop, reports yahoo.com. Moreover, some 2.1 million photocard licences are renewed every year, and the reduction in fees is predicted to save motorists £61.3 million.

The DVLA is also considering altering the fees regarding duplicate registration certificates and vehicle first registrations.

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