When I was getting online quotes for my car insurance, one insurer asked me "Licence held since" month/year. Simple answer is I don't know, and neither do the DVLA. So after a bit of to and fro, they said that someone could give me a quote by phone and they'd ask a different question. That question turned out to be "how old were you when you passed your driving test?".
Now I know I'm not as young as I used to be and maybe the cells don't communicate as rapidly as they used to, but I'm pretty sure that most people would realise that if you don't know the answer to the first question, you won't know the answer to the second. The interdependence would be the clue.
So I'm curious. How many of you can remember when you passed your driving test?
Motorcycle 1962 aged 19 and car 1965 aged 22. Both first time passes, mind you I probably managed to do at least 3 or 4 times the mileage as a current test due to lack of traffic back then. Thee is a test centre not too far from where I live and I followed a person on test a few weeks ago. Within 1/2 mile they were into heavy traffic and moving very slowly. I turned off shortly after so I don't know how much longer their test drive went on but at 15 minutes for the first mile I should have thought that they would have been going back to the test centre soon after I left them. I can remember most of the route I took from that same test centre and in 1965 I reckon I covered at least 7 miles, probably more than an hour in modern traffic to do that distance. No wonder there is a classroom test as well.