- Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?
- Can a doctor tell you not to drive?
- Do doctors inform DVLA?
- What medical conditions can you not drive with?
- Do I need to tell DVLA if I have a blue badge?
- How long does DVLA medical take?
- Do you have to declare medical conditions for car insurance?
- Do the DVLA have access to medical records?
- How long does it take to get Licence back after DVLA medical?
- Who can the DVLA give my details to?
- Do I need to inform DVLA if I have atrial fibrillation?
- What medical conditions do I have to tell DVLA about?
- What happens if I don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition?
- Why would DVLA revoke a Licence?
Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?
If you would like to contact DVLA, you can ring them up at 0300 790 6802.
If you’re calling from abroad, please dial +44 844 306 9203.
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Can a doctor tell you not to drive?
In most situations, your doctor can’t stop you from driving. In fact, there’s no way to enforce a doctor’s advice not to drive. But share with your doctor any concerns you have about near misses on the road. That may lead to some advice that can help you be a safer driver.
Do doctors inform DVLA?
As it stands doctors do not need a patient’s consent to inform the DVLA, which is legally responsible for deciding whether a person is medically fit to drive, when a patient has continued driving in such instances.
What medical conditions can you not drive with?
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Do I need to tell DVLA if I have a blue badge?
If you are a driver and your disability is likely to affect your ability to drive (even if your car is adapted), the law says you must tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
How long does DVLA medical take?
within 6 weeksYou’ll usually get a decision within 6 weeks. You’ll get a letter from DVLA if it’s going to take longer. DVLA might: contact your doctor or consultant.
Do you have to declare medical conditions for car insurance?
In most cases, you’ll need to disclose your medical condition to both your car insurance provider and the DVLA. The exception is if you’re deaf. There are currently no restrictions on driving a car, van or motorcycle with a hearing impairment.
Do the DVLA have access to medical records?
He continued: “The DVLA is dependent on drivers making them aware of any medical conditions that will prevent them from driving. … However, an applicant’s medical records are not usually made available to the occupational doctor.
How long does it take to get Licence back after DVLA medical?
From my experience, a licence will be issued within 3 weeks – keep harassing the DVLA!
Who can the DVLA give my details to?
The law allows DVLA to release information from the vehicle register to the police and local authorities. … As the law allows the release of personal data we do not need the vehicle keeper’s consent to disclose their details. Registered keeper. DVLA’s vehicle register holds the details of a vehicle’s registered keeper.
Do I need to inform DVLA if I have atrial fibrillation?
If you have an ordinary licence to drive a car or motorcycle, you are likely to be able to continue to drive, as long as your atrial fibrillation has been well controlled for at least four weeks. You must not drive if you have symptoms at the wheel.
What medical conditions do I have to tell DVLA about?
diabetes or taking insulin. syncope (fainting) heart conditions (including atrial fibrillation and pacemakers) sleep apnoea.
What happens if I don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition?
If you don’t let DVLA know of your medical problem before you take to the roads again and you have an accident, there’s a number of things that could happen: You could be fined up to £1000 for the omission. You could face prosecution for non-disclosure if you have a serious accident.
Why would DVLA revoke a Licence?
When the DVLA suspects that there is a medical issue that affects a person’s ability to drive it can revoke a licence under the Road Traffic Act 1988. The DVLA may remove your license for several reasons, but they must not use age alone to determine a person’s ability to drive safely.