Motorists in the UK could face a huge fine if they haven't checked their driving licences in a while.
That's because some might have already expired without them realising and a fine can cost up to £1,000.
The DVLA extended driving licences for 11 months that were due to expire from February 1 to December 31, 2020.
Now these extensions are starting to come to an end and many documents are due for renewal.
All driving licences need to be renewed every 10 years and if your name or address changes.
If your documentation was due to expire last year, you just need to add 11 months to your original date to work it out.
So that means the final lot of driving licences to receive an extension in December are coming to an end this month.
You must renew your licence as normal if it expires on or after January 1, 2021.
It comes after DVLA announced changes to driving licences and MOT test certificates.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps claimed the government is looking to get rid of physical licences in favour of an online one.
Posting on Twitter earlier last month, the secretary announced plans to "move provisional cards online".
He also said it will "bring MOTs into the modern age".
And the secretary also told how the DVLA is looking to create an app for licences that will launch in 2024.
If the provisional licence is successful, full licences could be thrown away for digital ones.
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Meanwhile the DVLA issued an eye check warning as dark nights set in following the clocks changing.
Introduced in 2001, a new rule stipulated drivers must be able to read a number plate from at least 20 metres.
The organisation reminded drivers they need to be able to see 20 meters ahead of them – the minimum requirement for road users.
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