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How do they work out what restriction you get?

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Nicola M, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. Nicola M

    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to find any information on this online but I was just wondering how does the DVLA decide the length of restriction your license should be as there can be 1,2,3 or 5-year restrictions. My license is restricted to 2 years but when I got my provisional it was 3 years. I'd like to also note I do have epilepsy however, I have been seizure-free for 8+ years so I assume the diabetes is what is making my restriction shorter. I'm not bothered by the restriction but just curious as to what factors play a part in the length of time you are given
  2. searley

    searley Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If it’s a car license they will normally put you on a 3 year license. If it HGV they will put you on a 1 year license

    For cars it’s no hassle as every 3 years you will get a renewal form you self certify your license will con back

    HGV pcv is more of a pain
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