Rental cars - without a license is not possible for it does not conform to the stipulations laid down for being eligible to hire a car. There is a clearly spelt out eligibility criterion for a car hirer. The basic requirement is that the hirer or the driver should have a valid license, with at least one year's experience of driving. In USA a driver is required to have "in hand" a valid US or international driver's license right at the time of rental. In Spain the hirer of a Hertz car is required to possess an international driving license. The criterion may differ on the type of driving license or age, but all countries adhere to the fact that a valid driving license is mandatory for being able to drive a car on hire. To be able to hire a car for driving, the renter must possess a driving license. The license must be a valid, legible, currently in force, thereby meaning it cannot be an expired license from the country of the license holder. It has to be currently valid. If the country of residence is not England, then an unexpired International Driving license is to be presented along with that country's residence license.
The outlets of car hire companies maintain a strict vigil by meticulously verifying the credentials of the customer, which includes the driving license and passport, before handing over the keys of the booked vehicles. Rental cars- without driving license being verified by the concerned authority cannot be thought of. Even a learner permits or photocopies are not tenable and therefore, cannot be accepted. Temporary driver's licenses are accepted in rare cases where there has been a change of residence of the person wanting to hire a car or there has been a replacement of lost or stolen license. If a photo ID is not available, the description of the hirer and that given on the driving license must corroborate with each other.
It is very clear that verification of the driving license is a must and a pre-requisite for being be eligible to hire a car rental vehicle. The driving license also helps ascertain the age of the driver, required to be 21 or 25 years in most of the counties. Drivers below 25 years of age are required to pay a surcharge. The minimum age criterion may differ from country to country. For instance, in York in England, to encourage young drivers the stipulation of minimum age is requirement was reduced to be only 19 years. In some countries it is 21 years. But possessing a year old valid driving license alone can make a person a qualified driver and therefore eligible to be a hirer of a car on rent. Rental cars -without license thus cannot be allowed under any circumstance.