Licenses now to fly flag

All British driving licenses (including PSV licenses) are to display the Union Flag, Transport Minister, Claire Perry, has announced. Anyone applying for a new licence or changing their personal details will be issued with a licence showing both the British and European Union flags. The changes will apply to motorists in England, Scotland and Wales. It is intended to provide road users with a symbolic sign of their national identity. The European Union flag has been displayed on full driving licences since photocards first came into use in July 1998.

Claire Perry said, ‘People in this country rightly take pride in our national flag which is why I am delighted it will now be displayed on British driving licences. Celebrating Britain strengthens our sense of national identity and our unity. I will feel proud to carry my new licence and I hope others will too.’

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