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AA chief calls for more employers to undertake DVLA licence checks

9 February 2010

More employers should ensure that they carry out DVLA driving licence checks on employees who drive for business, according to AA president Edmund King.

Speaking at the Association of Chief Police Officers/Police Federation National Roads Policing Conference he highlighted that a recent DVLA check carried out by AA DriveTech for a ‘high profile blue-chip company’ flushed out drivers who did not hold a valid driving licence. He said that only a small proportion of employees were checked in the pilot programme but it had uncovered:

  • Five drivers that had their licence revoked (one medical reasons, others for not notifying the DVLA of a change of address)
  • One driver who had a live drink/drive offence
  • One employee who had been driving illegally since early March 2006.