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DVLA license expiry

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by mo1905, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    I have finally received my license back this morning after a long wait. I have had no hypos and my control is very good. I attended a medical and answered all relevent questions correctly. I have a normal car license and also LGV. My question is what is usual length of time your license is valid for ? Mine is for 1 year for both. Thanks


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  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    3 years is the max, 1 year the minimum. I have a 3 year licence which is up next year.
     
  3. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    That's what I thought. I just wonder why mine is only for 1 yr then, the minimum. I've had no problems at all and medical was fine.
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not sure mo, but think 1 year licence is standard for all hgvs. The 1~3 year ones are for standard car licences. May be wrong.

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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Thanks Brett/Noblehead. I think you're both right. I just thought I would have had separate dates for car license and LGV license, i.e., 3yrs and 1 year. I'm just worried that when I renew my car insurance next month, if I put 1 yr car license, they may assume I am possibly having difficulty controlling my condition as 3 is the norm. Thanks again.
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Should not affect insurance, as long as dvla have issued a licence you are classed as safe to drive. Should not be any difference for 1,3 or 30 year licence.

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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Not sure tbh Mo as you do seem to have good control of your diabetes, all I can suggest is you write to the DVLA and ask why they only issued you with a 1 year licence, it might be possible that they just issue a 1 year licence now for those who are newly diagnosed.....I don't really know the answer :?
     
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    My husband has a different medical condition notifiable to DVLA and they started with a year and have increased it over time to a normal expiry date.

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  10. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    If you have a Group 2 licence (HGV or PSV) they only last 1 year if on insulin as you are subject to annual assessments with the Consultant to monitor your control.
    A regular car licence will last 3 years if no extra categories are held and there are no other restrictions.

    I have just renewed my car insurance with Tesco (other providers are available) and when I spoke to them on the phone I confirmed they were aware I have a 1 year licence due to holding group 2 categories and been on insulin and they said as long as I have notified DVLA of any medical conditions that they need to know about it doesn't make any difference. It is not recorded on my schedule of insurance and when using the price comparison websites it made no different to the price when I tried full or 1 year licence.

    HTH
    Angie
     
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    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Thanks Angie. As long as it won't cost me extra ins premiums, I'm not too bothered. I just thought my LGV would expire in 1 year and my car portion in 3 but everything is for 1 year.


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  12. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I guess with it going back in a year to renew the HGV part it would be daft if the other was longer....I was just pleased to get my group 2's back I never really thought about why the car shouldn't last longer. I suppose it you didn't renew your HGV after 1 year you would still have to send your licence back to them for updating so it would make no odds how long the car part lasted.

    My group 2's expire towards the end of January so soon be time to go through it all again! :thumbdown:

    Regards
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