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    Q581: Can I be the registered keeper of the vehicle on a provisional licence?

    The DVLA maintains a register of vehicles and their keepers. This register is kept for a variety of reasons; road safety, revenue collection and law enforcement. It is important, therefore, that the person listed as the registered keeper is the person who is responsible for the day to day running of the car.


    The registered keeper should be the person who is using the vehicle and keeping it, which can sometimes be different to the owner of the vehicle or the person who is responsible for paying for it – see Q743 for the difference between the owner and registered keeper of a vehicle.

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