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Stay Ahead: New Legal Requirement for Motor Insurance Renewal

Friday, 12 April 2024


Hey there, drivers! Heads up – there's a new legal requirement on the horizon, courtesy of the Road Traffic Act. In the coming months, whenever you're purchasing or renewing your motor insurance policy, you'll need to provide a verified driving licence number. Here at, ensuring accurate coverage for all our customers is our top priority. That's why we're here to let you know about this important update and to ask for your cooperation in providing your driving licence number.

What You Need to Know:

As the Road Traffic Act introduces new requirements, we're gearing up to ensure compliance by collecting driving licence numbers from all our customers. So, whether you're renewing your policy, making changes, or purchasing a new one, having your driving licence number handy is crucial. 

With these new legal requirements taking effect, it's essential that we gather driving licence numbers from each and every one of you. Why? Well, without these numbers, we won't be able to renew your insurance policy. That's right – it's a crucial piece of the puzzle. So, that’s why we’ve been reaching out to kindly ask for your cooperation in providing us with your driver number(s) promptly. Trust us, it'll make the renewal process a breeze next year and keep your coverage running smoothly. Let's work together to ensure your peace of mind on the road!

Not to mention, keeping your licence number handy means you're ready for any unexpected twists on the road! Whether you need to report an accident or reach out for emergency assistance, having this info at your fingertips can speed things up and get you help when you need it most. 

Where to Locate Your Driver’s Licence Number:

Next, let's discuss where to locate this essential piece of information. Every driver, whether holding a provisional licence or a full licence, will have a unique licence number. Your Irish driver number is a 9-digit code that holds significant importance. Look for your number in field 4d of your plastic card licence or permit. Remember, this number is vital for ensuring smooth communication with us regarding your policy matters. It's essential to have it readily available when you reach out to us.

The good news is your licence number never changes, even after renewing your licence!


How to Update Your Data:

Keeping your information current with us is straightforward. For existing customers, your driving licence number is required on file, not just during renewal or purchase. You can reach out to us:

  1. via email at [email protected]
  2. or give us a call on 01 231 9310,

to provide your driving licence number, and we'll handle the rest. Our dedicated team is here to ensure your information is accurate and up to date.

For more information on common queries regarding the driving test and license, visit the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) website. 

At, we're dedicated to ensuring your peace of mind on the road. Providing your driving licence number helps us keep your motor insurance valid and hassle-free. Thanks for being proactive about this – we truly appreciate it. Remember, we're here to help with any questions or concerns you may have about this new requirement or your policy in general.

Ready to stay ahead of the game with the best car insurance? Get in touch with Cover in a Click today for a quick car insurance quote and reliable coverage you can count on!