UK driving licences may no longer be recognised in Europe after Brexit, EU suggests

British drivers could be stopped from travelling on the continent after Brexit because UK driving licences will no longer be recognised, the European Commission has suggested.

Failure to secure a deal on transport during the negotiations would see the mutual recognition of licences among member states withdrawn, meaning travellers would also potentially be unable to hire cars or take out insurance.

It’s too early to speculate on the impacts of leaving the European Union DVLA

All licences will eventually have to be replaced to remove the EU symbol and likely, the privileges attached to it.

But how the process will unfold remains to be decided.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has refused to confirm whether current licences will expire in 2019 when Brexit is complete.

A DVLA spokesman said: “At this stage it really is too early to speculate on the impacts of leaving the European Union.”

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