Driving licence changes which affect car hire in the UK and abroad
From now on, motorists hiring a car may have to produce a special temporary code as evidence of their convictions.
As a result of the abolition of the paper counterpart to the driving licence, all evidence of driving endorsements and convictions will be held online only.
Motorists are being asked to log on to the DVLA website, and obtain a code, which they may be asked for when they go to hire a car, either in the UK or abroad.
However, the code is only valid for three days, raising the possibility that those going on holiday may have to find internet access.
The DVLA has produced a step-by-step guide to help motorists through the process.
For those who forget to take a code, a phone number is also available, but only between the hours of 8am and 7pm on weekdays, and 8am and 2pm on Saturdays.