As of today, driving licences have gone digital. Don't go throwing away your photocard, though, as that's still vital proof you're allowed to get behind the wheel, but your paper counterpart is now all but useless. The easily misplaced document was introduced alongside the photocard licence for recording additional info like the type of vehicles you're allowed to drive and how many naughty points you've racked up. But for anyone in the UK outside of Northern Ireland, these details are now held and easily accessible online. And it's actually pretty convenient, since you no longer need to dig through kitchen drawers to find it or pay for a replacement if you can't. If you need to share your driving history with anyone -- a new employer, for example -- you can jump online and request a one-use "licence check code" a third party can securely retrieve your info with.