Last reply 1 month ago
DVLA nightmare

Hello. Has anyone recently had a driving assessment and can tell me what to expect? I’m so cross at DVLA! I sent my licence back to them in March for my 3 year renewal, they lost my case twice and after calling weekly for the last month they finally sent me a letter saying I have to go for a driving assessment but won’t tell me why and are ignoring my requests for my notes. I don’t use any walking aids and haven’t had visual issues ever so this makes no sense to me. I’m as fit to drive now as I was before my diagnosis 4 years ago. This is really upsetting me as I feel like they are labelling and discriminating against me. I’d understand if I had Symptoms that might affect my safe driving but I don’t! I am though worried that it’s 30 years since I learned to drive and I probably have bad habits!

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stumbler
1 month ago

@slockha2 , unfortunately, the DVLA make the rules – they say jump and we say how high!

They seem to have made a few mistakes with your renewal and they are now following procedure. It’ll be nothing to worry about.

The DVLA still have my licence. This time they spotted that I have hand controls. They now think I have a limb condition. No, just MS! I’ve had the hand controls for five years, so why didn’t they question it at the last renewal………….

Anyway, they insisted on an examination with my GP. Well, I haven’t got a Consultant anymore, since he discharged me…………

And, now I wait for the next hoop………..


bullman
1 month ago

@slockha2, I had an assessment many years ago, I recently gave up driving through my own choice. The assessment is unlike a test and they expect changes to driving style. Don’t panic.


guinness
1 month ago

@slockha2 Don’t panic, Don’t panic as Private Jones used to say. It’s just red tape so don’t worry.


slockha2
1 month ago

Thanks guys, I know there’s no point getting stressed out about it, if they’d pay me for the day off work I’d be happier 😆. Hope they get yours sorted soon @stumbler x


stumbler
1 month ago

@slockha2 , I’ve learnt to be patient, very patient………….


slockha2
1 month ago

@stumbler you are the most wise person I “know”. I am trying to follow your lead!


slockha2
1 month ago

I got through it guys, what a relief! Thanks for your support x


stumbler
1 month ago

@slockha2 , that’s good news for you.

Unfortunately, I’m still waiting………..


guinness
1 month ago

@slockha2 congratulations @ stumbler isn’t that a song!


stumbler
1 month ago

@guinness , a Diana Ross classic it was too. 😉


sandwich
1 month ago

Congrats. I recently had to go for a DVLA medical at the GP surgery. God knows why as I’ve been fine since the last renewal 3 years ago with zero MS issues. Long story short I was in a panic about it as I need to drive for my job. Anyway I went and all the GP did was ask a couple of questions. My new licence has finally arrived and its actually been extended for 5 years time – hurray for that as I dread dealing with the DVLA.

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