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Diab 1 Questions

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Ribby_c, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Ribby_c

    Ribby_c · Newbie

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    Hi guys, renewal coming up as my 3 year license is soon to be expired. Having a some paranoia over what the outcome will be, so just looking for some reassurance; can you guys post up what boxes you ticked and what the outcome was? Feel like this thread may offer a lot of help people!
    Cheers guys.
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Did mine on-line for the first time last year. It is pretty straight forward and shouldn't really be anything to worry about.
     
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Ribby_c ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Been doing this every 3 years since passing my test back in late 1986? (Though i do empathise with your feelings about it when renewal time comes around..)
    The whole process gets quicker & quicker with DVLA.
    You filled out the DIAB1 form with no issues of hypos needing medical assistance, you are hypo awair & no eye issue needing treatment. (or failing treatment.)
    All in all. if your doc has no reservasions about your fitness to drive.

    Then i wish you many years of happy & safe motoring! :)
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And some (potential) good news from DVLA.

    They currently have an online "Fitness to Drive" portal in Beta at the moment which should streamline the process even more.
     
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    nadiq38 Type 1 · Member

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    Well I had a more complicated eye issue or so I thought. I had laser in both eyes one year after renewal. I had an DVLA eye test n all was ok. Hope that helps.
     
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