The Association for Driving Licence Verification (ADLV) is expecting a marked increase in local authority fleet demand for online licence validation services offered by members, which include Jaama, following the December 1 ending of the DVLA’s Driver Licence Check (DLC) service.

Currently, the DLC is used to verify the licences of local authority fleet drivers and also to check the licences of local private hire vehicle drivers.

By using a service such as that offered by Jaama, which is based on longer three-year ‘permissions’, local authority users can automate more frequent checks than they were previously able to. That would, said the ADLV, enhance both public and road safety.

Cutting-edge online driver licence validation services, such as Jaama’s employee eConsent mandate and Licence2Check, would, said the ADLV, prove popular as members observed a strict professional code of conduct, were ISO 27001 security compliant and were backed by full insurance protection. The service was also seen as a more convenient alternative to the DVLA’s individual ‘Share My Licence’ Scheme, where individual licences were verified manually with a single use time-limited credential.

Kevin Curtis, technical director at ADLV said: “With the demise of the DVLA service, the ADLV expects that its online services will now prove to be extremely popular with local authority fleet managers seeking to both remain compliant and observe the highest standards of public safety.”