Three rule changes for motorists come into force this monthHull247Cars
Three rule changes for motorists come into force this month
Three rule changes for motorists come into force this month The changes see amendments to driving licence laws, the rules around number plates and the type of fuel available at petrol stations, reports Leicestershire Live. Driving licence extension Last year, driving licences due to expired between 1 February and 31 December 2020 were extended by the DVLA for 11 months to make it easier for drivers in the pandemic. Licences that were due to expire in October 2020 were valid until September 2021 – which means they are no longer valid from tomorrow. Drivers who fail to renew their licence could be issued a £1,000 fine and are urged to update them. However, drivers can continue driving if they receive confirmation their application is being processed, says the DVLA. Number plate changes The new ‘71’ design number plates launch on brand new vehicles in September. As well as new designs, new technical standards for number plates are being introduced. The old BS AU 145d standard, which had been used since 2001, will be replaced by the new BS AU 145e plates. The new standards makes the new plates more durable.