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Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by colliecub, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. colliecub

    colliecub Type 2 · Member

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    Just filled in the form to let dvla know I have started Insulin. can I still drive while waiting on restricted licence? Nowhere can I find on dvla website that you cant but according to diabetes uk you have to stop driving immediately and wait for licence. I live on an island. my vehicles are needed as there is no punlic transpor this far out. went to contact dvla but their website says dont ring them unless you're a key worker. If I cant drive then I'd have to come off the insulin to keep my licence. The whole insulin thing is stressing me out
     
  2. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Relax ! You can carry on driving until you get your restricted licence.

    Where does it say you cannot? Can you post a link?
     
  3. colliecub

    colliecub Type 2 · Member

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    cant find the link but I took a screenshot. How can I upload that. Also rang diabetes uk and they said stop driving
     
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    iblamedan Type 1 · Member

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    I called them as I posted mine off today too! They said as long as a doctor had not suggested it was unsafe for me to drive and that id advised my insurer then it is fine :)
     
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    colliecub Type 2 · Member

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    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can categorically say they are WRONG. x
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    About many things?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You have a window of 3 months to inform the DVLA after starting insulin.
    https://www.gov.uk/diabetes-driving
    They asked me if my GP was ok with me driving and I responded 'yes'. The posted form took 2 weeks to be acknowledged, and the licence was posted 2 weeks later.
     
    #9 ert, Jun 17, 2020 at 6:38 PM
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  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Try not to get stressed out. I've been doing this stuff every 3 years since 1986? ;)

    Here's wishing you many years of happy motoring.

    Blimey,

    I've had a response letter dropped through the door saying my form is being processed after 2 weeks..
    ..Along with my renewed licence.
     
    #10 Jaylee, Jun 18, 2020 at 2:11 AM
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  11. colliecub

    colliecub Type 2 · Member

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    thanks everyone. just thought I couldnt drive until licende came. rather have my wheels than insulin
     
  12. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    If it's any consolation.
    i once got stop checked by two Dutch pushbike cops whilst on holiday, literally as i was pulling out of a car park.
    I thought i might have turned into a cycle lane?
    They assured me i had done nothing wrong. But they did wish to see my licence..
    I'd recently had a renewal prior to the break & forgot to wallet the new licence? It was still in an opened envelope on the side back home..

    So i produced an out of date document & waited for one of them to notice.. :banghead:
    Believe it or not, after explaining the situation when it was spotted.
    The cop handed it back & said, "OK enjoy your holiday." :cool:

    Best wishes.
     
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    Hello, I was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 in may of this year and informed the DVLA then, I still haven't heard anything from them. I completed the form online, and it states you can drive till you hear from them.
     
  14. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Don’t forget to inform your car insurance company and, if you are a named driver on another policy, their insurance company will need to know as well.
     
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