PEOPLE hiring cars could face huge new year queues following the abolition of the paper part of the driving licence, the vehicle rental industry has warned.
The paper counterpart to the plastic licence lists endorsements and disqualifications, and is set to be scrapped from January 2015.
Those renting vehicles use the counterpart to check would-be hirers' records.
Now, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) fears alternative checking measures by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will not be introduced in time.
The association said the absence of the industry-specific online solution promised by the DVLA would leave rental branches having to use potentially costly or time-consuming alternatives.
The BVLRA added that branches might have to use the DVLA's premium-r...