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Police found a driver had been using an expired provisional licence

A driver has been caught on the roads with a provisional licence 14 years out of date.

The man was initially stopped by police for having no insurance on Wednesday in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

It was only after further checks officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit realised he had been driving as a learner for over a decade.

He has now been reported and the car has been seized.

According to the DVLA, photocard driving licences – full or provisional – must be renewed every 10 years.

Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for driving without a licence, according to the RAC, and given a £300 roadside penalty.

Uninsured drivers can face a £1,000 fine, up to six points on their licence and possible disqualification.

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