New figures released by the DVLA show that around six out of 10 over 70 year olds who renewed their driving licence last year did so online.

The figures also show that in 2016, just 43 per cent of those renewing their driving licence at the age of 70 or older used DVLA’s online service, compared to over 60 per cent in 2020 – the first year over half of people aged 70 or over preferred to do this online.

Driving licence holders aged 70 and over have renewed their licences online almost 5 million times in the last 5 years.

There has been a 27 per cent rise in the overall number of licence holders in their 80s completing their renewal online between 2016 to 2020, while the number in their 90s jumped by 41 per cent.

Driving licence holders are legally required to renew their licence at 70 and then at most every 3 years after this.

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