No Licence

What happens when someone who holds no licence is convicted of a motoring offence?

Where a driver who holds no licence is convicted of a driving offence, they have no record against which to record the endorsement.  Therefore, in the absence of a licence record against which to assign the offence(s)  the DVLA creates a ‘skeleton’ record; a Non-Licence Holder record is set up for the purpose of recording the endorsement.

In 02/2022 the DVLA held  239,560 non-licence holder records.

The following table displays the total number of non-licence holder records created between 1 January 2018 and 5 February 2022

2018

2019 2020 2021 (as of 05/02/2022)
23,234 32,907 28,977 35,999

1,395

Non-licence ‘skeleton’ records – statistics obtained from the DVLA:

The total number of non-licence holder records created between 1 January 2019 and 5 February 2022 is broken down by month:

2019 Jan 2,970
Feb 2,650
Mar 3,182
Apr 2,780
May 2,862
Jun 2,594
Jul 3,165
Aug 2,785
Sep 2,480
Oct 2,685
Nov 2,628
Dec 2,126
2020 Jan 2,606
Feb 2,412
Mar 2,096
Apr 781
May 2,887
Jun 2,389
Jul 2,593
Aug 2,391
Sep 2,739
Oct 2,859
Nov 2,741
Dec 2,483
2021 Jan 2,362
Feb 2,583
Mar 3,187
Apr 3,115
May 2,862
Jun 3,451
Jul 3,527
Aug 3,174
Sep 3,053
Oct 3,008
Nov 3,200
Dec 2,477
2022 Jan 2,374
Feb 73

12/2021 DVLA Information about Driver Licences

02/02/2022 FoIA of the DVLA for licence information 

16/02/2022 FoIA of the DVLA re ‘skeleton records’.

04/2022