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DVLA Revoking Licence!

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by torhunter20, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In my experience neither the practice nurse nor the DVLA know what is correct,
    unfortunately it is the DVLA who have you by the "short & curlies", so I would follow their stricter "guidance".
     
  2. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Yes you must test even when not driving my hubby tests 5/6 times a day as the DVLA independant consultant as to check the meter my hubby got a Bayer contour the memory meter this he must av like I sed in my last post it took my hubby 10 mths first time as yr forms ya fill in take bout 2weeks get to the right people we r waitin now for a letter off the DVLA which they sed was posted 6th June to make a appointment. To go and c their consultant and it's not arrived as yet DVLA do not rush !!!!
     
  3. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    You also av to pay yr gp £100 for the medical form for them
    To fill in Holstein yr there then go c yr consultant also u av to av yr eyes tested and they need the results ov yr eye test the go fills all that is as he as all the reports
     
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  4. PigstyPete

    PigstyPete Type 2 · Member

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    Hi 4girls,
    Been following a lot of posts about insulin & HGV's on this forum and trucknet .
    Initial declaration of insulin last Sept still waiting on DVLA, passed the 3 insulin stages but now need a myocardial perfusion scan, probably due to my age (61) but who knows, in any event that will add another 3 months.
    Passed my test 40 years ago so things are slightly better i.e.grandfather rights eyesight standards, cat C1 implied entitlement.
    DVLA say test twice a day AND at times relevant to driving ( 2 hour rule).....so NO gaps when your hubby takes his meter to the medicals.....sorry box ticking exercise. I would seriously consider getting extra meters as back up.
     
  5. 4girls

    4girls Family member · Member

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    HI just a quick up date. Because we contested the dvla decision to revoke the license - they said it was because he couldn't show that he needed help with hypos and couldn't show 3 months blood testing. He can and he hasn't had a hypo. They said it would take 9 weeks for a decision. on the 9th week they said he couldn't show 3 months of testing. So I printed off 3 months and more of testing - faxed it to them as well as sending it recorded delivery. DVLA are just playing with peoples lives. Hubby has not driven hgv since march. He is going to loose his job soon unless he gets it back. I gave DVLA 7 days to respond!! May get a solicitor involved. I can understand it if there has been a problem as I know safety on the road is paramount. I have spoken to his doctor who said who really knows if someone is testing before they drive. They may test 3/4 times daily and blood readings are recorded on machine, but who knows when my hubby is driving? really DVLA and doctors have to take your word on it.
     
  6. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    @4girls The DVLA do not necessarily have to take your word for it. They will have a reasonable idea from the frequency of testing. If you're stuck behind the wheel, you test every 2 hrs so a professional driver, driving 8(ish) hours a day will be testing a minimum of 5 times a day, including before setting out. So taking 3 months as 90 days you'd need about 500+ results for the 3 months prior to the renewal.
     
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  7. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    You av to show yrvmeter to their independant consultant that's the 3rd stage you get to b4 they issue yr hgv back I've done this 3 yrs running now got mine bk today agmfter emailin Oliver Morley to tell him last yr it took em 7 weeks to send it bk after seein their independant consultant this time it's took 3 weeks
     
  8. Muttley61

    Muttley61 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Denbo, I've just spoken to DVLA as I sent the completed D1 and my consultant's PA sent a confirmation of my fitness to drive. Having regained my group 2 entitlement about 5 years ago and the dreaded revocation letter in Nov. last, I've decided just to go for a car licence I don't often drive anything over 35cwt any more and if I do well, so be it, (I mean I'll have to get the licence againo_O won't I?).
    There is an IRONY to this post though, the DVLA have told me I will have to wait for about 8 weeks for THEIR decision on my "fitness to drive" but I had a phone call from the RAC Motor Sports Association doctor (2nd in command) about my Nat. A race car licence which they have approved:happy:!!!
    I can now go motor racing again but I can't tow my car there huh:confused:!
    Having seen your post stating you e-mailed the CEO of DVLA, I'll give that a go:nailbiting: why should it take so long?
    I have a small business that has been decimated with me not driving and I'm a carer for my 90 year old mother so driving is vital so a hurry-up is needed.
    Very best wishes and good luck to everyone with the big "D",

    BRIAN
     
  9. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Yes Brian give it a go they must act on it as proven by myself all the best to you anyway
     
  10. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    Brian it's oliver.morley@dvla.gsi.gov.uk
     
  11. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    You need to test wether yr driving or not as the DVLA independant consultant will want to c the 3mths readings
     
  12. denbo

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    I ad to go for a echocardigram to c how the heart is under pressure av to do this every 3yrs as well as all the other obstacles us diabetics av to go through they don't rush but passed all 3 stages wot u av to go through to get hgv back last yr it took 7 weeks get my licence bk so I emailed Oliver Morley bout it this time took 7 days as I keep a record ov things so wether tha did the trick I don't know as I cudnt apply for any jobs unless they sent my licence and wasn't prepared to wait 7 weeks this time as I keep good bs levels and test 5/6 times aday
     
  13. spaceman

    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I nagree with you about us diabetics getting treated , me to I was a delivery driver there took my 3.5 ton/7.5 ton licence off me and yes I had over 12 years experience and all you see in newspapers is road accidents with really old pensioners involved and there still driving ?
     
  14. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You can apply for the licence back just make sure you read the strict instructions regarding testing and record keeping.
     
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  15. spaceman

    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    my friend as been a type2 diabetic for years no problems then the gp perscribbed insulin,the dvla Swansea was informed, and hes been banned from driving HGVs you cant drive lorries.buses,taxis,mini buses,7.5 tonners and 3.5 tonners if insulin is part of yoyr medication. when the Dvla Swansea returns your driving licence its for a car only. then your new licence only lasts 3 years . regarding the 12 month time limit you havnt to have any hypos that you need assistance from a 3 rd party. I myself I was a delivery driver diagnosed diabetes type I insulin medication. my 3year licence needs renewed march 2016 dvla took my licence off me a week before xmas now I'm told there sending me for a medical to HGV2 standards and a eye test
     
  16. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    People with type 1 diabetes or type 2's using insulin can have HGV licences the rules were changed a couple of years ago. It's a case of reading the regulations carefully before reapplying for the other categories. One of them I think is to produce either 3 or 12 months worth of blood sugar readings. The driving of the 3,5 tonners has been in operation for a long time you just have to know to reapply :) I know this because I did it as drove horse boxes. :)
     
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  17. denbo

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    No need to av another meter as I av a Bayer contour which holds a lot ov data u just charge it up on ya computer and it shudnt take another 3 mths after yr test if u seem to think it's takin to long email Oliver Morley CEO that's wot I did last yr after seein DVLA independant consultant took 2 weeks for my licence to cum bk cus 2014 it took 7 weeks so it just shows
     
  18. denbo

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    You will get a 12 mth licence for hgv and go through the same procedure again after 12 mths form fillin medical then to c tneir independant consultant with 3mths readings I've bin doin this since they lifted the ban in 2011 got my licence bk in 2012
     
  19. markbrown

    markbrown Type 1 · Newbie

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    He needs to test 3times a day and it takes near a year to get throu all the forms and red tape he will b of the road for near a year iam type 1 and I lost my hgv 1 & 2 took a year fighting to get my 7and a half tone back
     
  20. denbo

    denbo · Well-Known Member

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    After the first couple ov yrs took me bout 4/5 mths
     
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