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''having 2 driving licences is illegal'', ok so after you have checked to see that your new licence has still got all your entitlements on it then bin it, jeezzz it's not like plod is going to kick your door in at 4 in the morning, and if they did, just say that you found the old one yesterday.
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Assuming the people, who drive, in the audience were just not too shy to answer, I would find that alarming. It might seem to imply they should stop doing so.

I am aware many Brits who drive in Spain have rather little knowledge of how the rules here are different from those in UK. Hardly any have read the ´Normas de Circulación´ (more or less the equivalent to the UK Highway Code) which must be studied by those taking a driving test in Spain to ensure they have enough knowledge to drive safely. Thus one might reasonably assume that those who have never read it should not be driving,

Assuming that is so, then may be it would be wise for Spain to insist one needs to pass the theoretical test before the licence is changed, to prove they have sufficient knowledge to drive safely .

PS One example of how UK and Spain differ are the rules on how one negotiates roundabouts. If you do not know what I mean, that supports what I say !

See How to drive in a roundabout in Spain

PPS If one does not LIVE in UK they cannot renew their UK D/L. Read the info on the application form . I think the wording is, ´habitually resides in UK.´ Failing to conform to that is a criminal offence under I believe one of the Road Traffic Acts.
Alarming? I didn't find it alarming, I doubt if anyone who has held a licence for donkey's years would pass the UK test without lessons and reshaping their driving methods - suggesting they shouldn't be driving - bjaaah! Me and the boss have over 70 years of licence holding between us and if Included my friends and family it would be thousands of years - the only ones I know who have had prangs are two of the grandsons who have recently passed the UK test, so maybe people who CAN pass the test shouldn't be allowed to drive?
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Alarming? I didn't find it alarming, I doubt if anyone who has held a licence for donkey's years would pass the UK test without lessons and reshaping their driving methods - suggesting they shouldn't be driving - bjaaah! Me and the boss have over 70 years of licence holding between us and if Included my friends and family it would be thousands of years - the only ones I know who have had prangs are two of the grandsons who have recently passed the UK test, so maybe people who CAN pass the test shouldn't be allowed to drive?
I can manage 60 years on my own and, in that time. there have been many changes, for example, I no longer need to know how the way a person driving a horse and carriage holds his or her whip signifies the way it is going.


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I can manage 60 years on my own and, in that time. there have been many changes, for example, I no longer need to know how the way a person driving a horse and carriage holds his or her whip signifies the way it is going.
LOL! and when did anyone last use the correct hand signals except of course the old universal one (you know the one) to let another driver what you think of them
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I think the idea of having a medical to exchange/renew your licence is a good'un. I found the computer game thingy stressful, having to keep the two 'cars' on the road, then they test your blood pressure!

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Although ‘official sites’ on the internet say the medical rests are the same at all test centres, I have had different experiences at different centres. I have also heard the experience of others.

For example: in the several (quite a few) tests I have had since changing my licence about 25+ years ago, I have never had a blood pressure test nor heard of anyone else having one.

From my research however I discovered that people who are identified with potential problems, or who have specific medical conditions, are investigated further.

That may explain, as with the blood pressure test, why some have some tests which others are not subjected to !

PS I do not recall anyone actually failing the medical, although I do know some people who have had a shorter than standard period of validity. One guy was also not permitted to drive more than 25 KMS from his home, not allowed to drive at night and the validity was for just one year.

In that instance I assisted him to question the reasoning and it was discovered that the result of the medical test had been incorrect. He was re-tested by a Tráfico doctor and restrictions were removed

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I nearly failed my last medical due to that stupid test with two dots on the bendy road (but as Juan C says, not all centers use that test).

I am still relatively young and I can drive / ride fairly well (I can do a lap of Jarama on a motorbike in under 2 minutes), but that test is stupidly difficult.

After several minutes of the machine buzzing as one off the dots went of the road again and again, the "doctor" said something like "well, good enough I suppose"...

I am dreading doing it again.

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Rather than committing fraud, why not simply take a photo or scan a copy into your PC (both sides)?
The Photocard license is renewed every 10 years ( unless your approaching your 70 birthday )
there's nothing to stop you retaining your old one upon renewal ( in the UK - not sure about
Spain, unless you mislaid it just before renewal ? )
Which is the simplest way of proving your class of vehicle entitlements with a perfectly legit
( but expired & no longer legal to drive ) old photocard driving license.

Which means no photocopying required in the above case.
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The Photocard license is renewed every 10 years ( unless your approaching your 70 birthday )
there's nothing to stop you retaining your old one upon renewal ( in the UK - not sure about
Spain, unless you mislaid it just before renewal ? )
Which is the simplest way of proving your class of vehicle entitlements with a perfectly legit
( but expired & no longer legal to drive ) old photocard driving license.

Which means no photocopying required in the above case.
But in Spain, you don't get to keep your old licence.

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But in Spain, you don't get to keep your old licence.
Thanks for that, I was referring to the UK driving license renewal - and that's why I pointed out
- Not sure about Spain.

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