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Type1 hypo needing assistance/ driving licence car

Discussion in 'Driving and DVLA' started by Klondike, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Klondike

    Klondike Type 1 · Newbie

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    I had 3 hypos it he last 4 months needing assistance ( not whilst driving )and was asked to let Dvla know by my doctor and told not to drive for 3 months . Dvla have sent paperwork with 2 options .option 1 giving up driving and then reapplying in the future using form d1
    Option 2 not to surrender licence but fill in Dvla forms giving them access to my doctors/ specialist medical report

    It mentions benefits of option 1 surrendering my licence saying section 88 of the road traffic act 1988 may allow me to drive whilst my application is being considered
    Hope someone can give advice who's had a similar experience
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Hi and welcome to the forum @Klondike,
    I will bump your post up for a reply.
  3. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No idea about the forms but basically you have lost your driving licence for a year from the last hypo needing assistance. You then have to reapply for your licence back and the DVLA will write to your consultant/GP asking for information regarding hypo's.
  4. copepod

    copepod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think this is the sort of issue where contacting Diabetes UK Careline would be a wise move. Hope you regain your hypo managemen, so you can reapply to drive.
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