The launch of MyLicence is an important step in allowing motor insurers access to driver information
DVLA and the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) have announced today the MyLicence service.
MyLicence is part of a joint initiative between DVLA and MIB to deliver the first digital sharing initiative involving driver details.
The initiative is the first of its kind and was developed in partnership with the Association of British Insurers in response to the government’s Insurance Industry Access to Driver Data programme and DVLA’s ongoing aims to digitise the driver data it holds.
Commenting on the launch, Transport Minister Claire Perry said: “MyLicence is good news for motorists and good news for the motor insurance industry. This government is investing in the service which will allow insurers to price mch more accurately which should reduce premiums for honest motorists.”
The launch of MyLicence is an important step in allowing motor insurers access to driver information. It will act as a deterrent against insurance fraud and in some cases, should reduce insurance premiums for motorists. MyLicence aims to protect motorists from unwittingly making false declarations regarding their motoring convictions which could invalidate their insurance and will improve road safety by providing a more accurate risk assessment of drivers.
Participating insurers will need the licence holders permission and driving licence number to allow secure access to entitlements, convictions and other relevant motoring history. You can view your DVLA driving record online, for further information on the MyLicence service, visit their website http://www.mylicence.org.uk/