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Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 08:14:54 pm
Anyone ever been asked for one of these?

Agency I booked though mentioned it, and I had never heard of it, or been asked for one, no idea how ling this has been ineffect; since paper licenses were disposed with perhaps?

https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

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You can use this service to:

..........create a licence ‘check code’ to share your driving record with someone, for example a car hire company

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#1 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 08:40:25 pm
Yes, totally normal. You need it to hire a car, get courtesy car from garage etc. as you say, I think it’s since the paper was disposed of.

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#2 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 08:44:48 pm
Despite what's already been said being entirely correct, I've never actually been asked to provide a code before being given a car

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#3 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 09:36:07 pm
I have been checked. I think once in the UK. Anywhere abroad probably has no idea wtf it is.

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#4 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 10:13:30 pm
Despite what's already been said being entirely correct, I've never actually been asked to provide a code before being given a car

Similarly, I got the code the first couple of times after paper licence was removed but have never been asked for it and haven't bothered in recent years with no problems.

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#5 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 16, 2023, 10:15:48 pm
Anywhere abroad probably has no idea wtf it is.

Indeed, I think I've probably had a dozen hires since paper licenses were disposed with and never been asked. Fortunately.

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#6 Re: Car Hire "Check code"
October 18, 2023, 01:19:30 pm
Man, I hire cars all the time all over the world and pretty often in the UK. I guess the last time in the UK was Easter this year because of the rail strikes. I have never heard of this.
Cheers. I suppose it was only a matter of time before I was asked, and you have have saved me from looking pretty stupid.

 

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