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Polar Bear
01-06-2015, 09:27
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/80th-anniversary-of-the-driving-test

I was wondering who on here has the oldest driving licence?

My driving licence was issued in September 1967.

Beemer
01-06-2015, 09:36
1976

RoadTrek Boy
01-06-2015, 09:38
Jan 1961.

barryd
01-06-2015, 09:42
Maybe not the oldest but maybe the quickest. 1983, 10 days after my 17th Birthday.

Wooie1958
01-06-2015, 10:32
November 1975.

Asterix
01-06-2015, 10:39
Maybe not the oldest but maybe the quickest. 1983, 10 days after my 17th Birthday.

1979,the day after my 15th birthday🚗,then did my HGV 3days after my 18th birthday🚛

ricc
01-06-2015, 12:10
1979,the day after my 15th birthday🚗,then did my HGV 3days after my 18th birthday🚛

summit wrong there

car age was 17 when i took it in 73..... took my tractor test at 16


ive got in my sweaty mitt a licence dated nov 44..... my father's old red one.

Asterix
01-06-2015, 12:18
summit wrong there

car age was 17 when i took it in 73..... took my tractor test at 16


ive got in my sweaty mitt a licence dated nov 44..... my father's old red one.


New Zealand was full license at 15, just went up to 16 recently,one of my first jobs was on a farm and didn't require a license for tractors.

Alf
01-06-2015, 15:38
I was going to say what test and what licence.

My dad never took a test and drove all his life his was a full.license in those days with the same name I contemplated using his licence but the Electricity Board had me take a test so mine is February 1959.

Alf

alcam
01-06-2015, 15:59
I was going to say what test and what licence.

My dad never took a test and drove all his life his was a full.license in those days with the same name I contemplated using his licence but the Electricity Board had me take a test so mine is February 1959.
Alf

I think there was some way to avoid sitting your test ? If you could prove you had driven during your military service ? Possibly if you could prove you had driven before test came in ? There were certainly some loopholes which my father and uncle took advantage of , both dreadful drivers

Alf
01-06-2015, 16:09
My dad had been driving for years before the license was established and such was just issued with a licence this was the old linen backed red licence and covered all groups as it were then including what became HGV and PSV groups.

His first licence was just a paper certificate and you just applied and got one when the tests were established anyone with the old paper one was j uhh st given the new licence without a test. I wish I had kept them but gave to a local history group a few years ago.




I think there was some way to avoid sitting your test ? If you could prove you had driven during your military service ? Possibly if you could prove you had driven before test came in ? There were certainly some loopholes which my father and uncle took advantage of , both dreadful drivers


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