iCarhireinsurance recently wrote a blog (5th May 2015) about the changes to the paper counterpart of your standard driving license which could cause problems when hiring a car abroad

Thee DVLA (The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) have now done a U-turn on the length of the access code, which has been changed from 72 hours to 21 days which will bring a sigh of relief for holiday makers hiring a car abroad.

Dudley Ashford, DVLA drivers' services manager, says: Since 8 June the service has been in public beta; This allows us to monitor performance and listen to customer feedback so we can make any improvements for the end user.

Feedback so far highlights that for some, the 72 hour validity period is not long enough, particularly those who may need it when travelling. That is why we have extended the validity period to 21 days.

We will review this in three months once we've had sufficient further feedback from users and industry.

For full information on the changes and how it will affect car hire customers, visit the DVLA website or Click Here to read our previous post.

Disclaimer: All prices contained in this article were correct on the original date of publication. Prices may change over time, so for current prices, please get a quote.