As of 8th June 2015, the counterpart driving licence is no longer valid. Therefore we can no longer use it to check if a person has a valid driving licence to be able to carry out a test drive with a sales exec, unaccompanied test drive, corporate test drive or take a vehicle on loan from any department, including courtesy cars.
In place of the counterpart, the DVLA website now has a function whereby drivers can log in to check their licence status, and to send us a single-use time limited code that we can use to perform the licence check that our insurer requires us to undertake.
To do this please go to https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence and follow these instructions...
Log in with your driving licence number, National Insurance Number, and Postcode.
Click “Share Licence Information”
You will be given a code, which you can then bring to us on the day.
Alternatively if you are coming in for a test drive please bring your driving licence number, National Insurance Number, and Postcode and we can do this for you. Failure to supply either a code or the required documents will unfortunately result in you not being able to undertake a test drive or use a courtesy car.