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Old driver's licences (1st of 3)

Old driver's licences

From 1925 local authorities issued driver’s licences, with a new licence issued each year. When the Ministry of Transport took over driver licensing, it issued a black booklet (top). From 1953 renewal was five-yearly, with a coupon fastened inside the book at each renewal.

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Eric Pawson, 'Cars and the motor industry - Licensing, safety and limits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Eric Pawson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Dec 2014