New Credit-Card Sized Drivers License Launched

A new plastic credit card sized drivers license is set to be launched today.

The new card will be easier to carry and has a microchip that will make it more secure, the Road Safety Authority has said.

The new format driving license and learner permits went in production last Saturday, produced by the National Driving Licence Service and comes as part of a European Union directive to upgrade and standardise licences across the union.

The current paper licenses will remain valid until the expire, with the new version being issued to those applying for a new one or renewing an old one.

New and renewed licences will cost €55.


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