We hope that the Minister of State for Transport will consider our comments and try to improve the situation.
December 3, 2010
The Camping and Caravan Club urged the government to review the driver’s license documents for campers and motorhome drivers.
Director-General Robert Louden sent a letter to the Deputy Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, asking for a review of the Directgov resources to reduce the number of documents, facilitate easier navigation, and remove ambiguity.
Driver’s license questions are handled by the Club’s Technical Department, and the majority of questions are about driver’s license requirements, especially for those over the 70’s and members who passed the driver’s license test after January 1, 1997.
Louden said: “We often tend to pass our driving test and then forget our license, but with a few changes to authorizations over the years, it’s more important than ever for anyone towing or driving heavier vehicles to check their license. qualified to drive their units.
“Members who contacted us often tried to find information from DVLA sources but were unsuccessful or gave up due to the complexities involved.
“We hope that the Minister of State for Transport will consider our comments and try to improve the situation,” he added.
“We look forward to your response and hope we can work together on this.”
The January issue of Club’s Camping & Caravanning, which has a circulation of more than 250,000 copies, will feature an article on driver’s license requirements for campers and motorhome owners.
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- 2010 Loo of the Year – ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
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