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Luxembourg seeks solution for poor driving licence photos
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Luxembourg seeks solution for poor driving licence photos

22.07.2015 From our online archive
The switch from paper to credit card driving licences has not been without problems especially in regards to the quality of photos, confirmed François Bausch, Minister of Sustainability.

It has been two and a half years now since the the pink paper driving licences have not been issued in favour of the new and practical credit card format.

However the switch has not been without problems especially in regards to the quality of photos, confirmed François Bausch, Minister of Sustainability. 

Measures to improve photo quality may soon be taken, he concurred in response to a parliamentary question on Wednesday by CSV  minister Sylvie Andrich-Duval.

Relevant governmental departments are currently investigating solutions and according to Bausch, the same procedures used for passports may be sought.

The introduction of the credit card-sized driving licence was part of a European directive. Both France and Germany used the format well before the directive was enforced.

New age regulations

From September 1, new rules for Luxembourg driving licences relating to age restrictions come into play, confirmed Bausch, in response to another parliamentary question.

As of September 1 this year, drivers aged between 70 and 80 will only be able to extend their licences five years at a time and those aged 80 and over, every two years, in both cases medical certificates will be required.

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