I'm off overseas tomorrow for several months and I just checked mine out of curiosity. It runs out while I am away so on my return to these chilly shores looks like my first task will be to fork out some of my lucre for a new licence.
The only problem I have with these things is that my signature is rather up and down and the little box they give you to sign in is really for side to side signatures. It is the same with credit cards and the like where most of my signature never showed.
nobody is admitting to their license can run out onto the road.
The DVLC has always made it clear than licenses have always had a life of ten years. They were never to be have a life time use. The Government knew this at the time they were issued and knew they would make a load of money. Now all the Government ha to do is increase the renewal fee and they've got us in an arm lock.
They already done this with passports and may be with these so called ID cards. So You have a choice pay £1000.00 fine or pay the £17.50 which may increase, also you can lose your license by speeding by being caught several times by those silly speeding cameras they have and the use of vans that have speed cameras so beware the tactics they are using, Ive already been caught out by their vans.