Expiring driver licences to be automatically extended

Driver licences due to expire will be automatically extended due to the ongoing lockdown.

Those whose licence is due to run out between March 1st and the end of May will have a new date of July, while licences which will expire between June and the end of August will have a new end date of September 30th.

The Government say the change has been notified to Gardaí, and expiry dates can be checked on the National Driver Licence Service website.

Junior Transport Minister Hildegarde Naughten says letters will be sent to people who are due for renewal.

“You won’t be reissued a new licence on the foot of that extension, but the Road Safety Authority will automatically update the driver records to show the new expiry date.

“People who are then entitled to this extension will then receive a letter explaining the expiry date of their licence has been extended.”

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