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From the UK and hiring a car abroad after June...READ THIS

Unread postby john n poppy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:26 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32481382

I was sent this today from a friend....if your hiring a car abroad you may well need to know this information if your from the UK.

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Re: From the UK and hiring a car abroad after June...READ THIS

Unread postby saraf » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:26 pm

Thanks John, very useful. Not something I'd heard about.

I must admit I've never been asked for the counterpart while hiring, although once in Namibia SO had forgotten his photocard and we had to blag our way through a road check with the counterpart.
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Re: From the UK and hiring a car abroad after June...READ THIS

Unread postby john n poppy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:22 pm

Thanks Saraf,

I took an international driving card from the post office to Namibia this year but I don't in SA. Why we don't just have one licence here in the uk I will never know!! I've forgotten which licence I show at the hire company in SA.

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Re: From the UK and hiring a car abroad after June...READ THIS

Unread postby Chris 18 » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:58 am

Evidently it only applies to licences issued through DVA Swansea.

Those issued through DVA NI (Colraine) will still need the counterpart.

I see DVA are advising destroying the counterpart. I think until this is well known and adopted world wide, I will retain the counterpart.

(I had to provide Budget in Centurion with both parts last August)


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