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Interior Ministry suggests first driving licence to be issued for two years

If a newbie goes without serious violations, the licence will be reissued for 30 years.

Interior Ministry suggests first driving licence to be issued for two years

The Interior Ministry of Ukraine has suggested reducing the validity period of the first driving licence to two years.

"The validity of a driving licence obtained for the first time will be cut down to two years. If the motorist does not commit three or more traffic violations, the license will be reissued for 30 years," the ministry said on 10 November in a statement dedicated to measures for improving road safety.

Currently, driving licences are issued for 30 years.

The second licence will be issued without testing if a driver has clean history. Otherwise, the motorist will have to sit tests.

Earlier, Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan announced plans to lower speed limits in urban areas and introduce severe penalties for speeding in 2018.