From 8 June 2015, the photocard licence counterpart (the paper part) will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.
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In this cold weather, the likelihood that your car may breakdown is increased. As well as the below advice from the Highway Code – be prepared when out in winter. Take a phone, warm clothes, and suitable footwear in case you have to get out and walk.
The Highway Code says:
If your vehicle breaks down, think first of all other road users and:
Now that the cold snap has gripped us – its well worth reading the Highway Code Rule 228 about Driving in Icy & Snowy weather.
In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey.
Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper, torch, warm clothing and boots, first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel, together with a warm drink and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down.