This sample shows how the new driving license could look
Driving licences in the UK will be changed to include a depiction of the Union Flag, the government has announced.
The changes, which apply to motorists in England, Scotland and Wales who either apply for a new driving licence or update their details, will take place around summer next year.
The announcement was made by transport minister Claire Perry, who said: "People in this country rightly take pride in our national flag, which is why I am delighted it will now be displayed on British driving licences."
"Celebrating Britain strengthens our sense of national identity and our unity. I will feel proud to carry my new licence and I hope others will too."
The European Union flag, which has been in use on photographic driving licences since 1998, will continue to feature as well.
It's already known that from June next year, the paper counterpart driving licence will be phased out, leaving motorists with just the photocard.
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