Teenager gets driving licence with “My dad’s house” on address


A teenager has received a driving licence which gives her official address as “My dad’s house”.

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Officials at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) failed to spot Eve Paterson’s mistake when she applied for an updated licence.

The 18-year-old, from Greenock, Inverclyde, was astounded when she received the card and posted a photo of it online.

She posted on Twitter: “I’ve had to update my licence and accidently wrote ‘My dad’s house’ on it.

“Why? So stupid!”

The image shows Eve’s new driving licence with her name and date of birth printed accurately.

With most of the image blurred out, the teenager’s address, seen on the eighth line of the licence, reads “MY DADS HOUSE” followed by the rest of her address printed normally.

Currently the tweet has gone viral, with over 1,100 retweets and nearly 7,500 likes, with many social media users commenting.

@JackStevensonnn said: “Hahaha easy mistake to make.”

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@rachycrossan wrote: “Am p*****g myself – you’re no right.”

@gfulton72 commented: “Aye and the DVLA were just sound with it and thought that was your actual address.”

@courteney02x said: “Eve omg”

@bigdirtyjames tweeted: “Brilliant!”

Earlier this year, research from comparethemarket.com found that 1.5 million drivers in the UK have incorrect address information on their licence, meaning they could face a penalty of £1,000.

UK law states that it is illegal for a driver to be incorrectly registered at an address as they may be involved in an accident where their current address is essential.

A DVLA spokesman said: “House names can be a matter of personal choice and we certainly see a very wide variety on the 11 million licences we issue each year, ranging from the unsurprising to the unusual.

“If Eve returns the licence to us – with the correct house name – we’ll issue her with a replacement.”