C1 Entitlement

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  1. alanalmoff

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    My Licence expires end of August, I need the C1 to carry on motorhoming, cant get a doctors appointment until September 23rd, any suggestions, I live in Cambridgeshire, Alan
     
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    Doctors appointment one thing but rushing the DVLA is another matter entirely, find a nice spot to hole up for several weeks
     
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    Many thanks HA, made appointment in Peterborough, saved £49 ( My Doctor wanted £100), they cover quite a lot of the country, i'll let you know how it goes, Alan
     
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    The good lady done doctors on wheels yesterday trani van on business park arrived 20 mins early saw her straight away 5 mins all done and stamped £51 ok had to travel 10 miles but job done
     
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    Have you tried phoning around other surgeries because you're paying for it? I couldn't get in with my doc some years ago but I asked the other receptionists about an appointment for a medical and got one same day.
     
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    Do they do the eye sight test as well
     
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    The doctor does as most doctors do unless it is required that you have a full eye test at an optician but I've never had that imposed and not heard of it being imposed except when there was a panic in 97 regarding eye sights for drivers but it sorted itself out
     
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    Once you have applied to the DVLA you can carry on driving as normal as long as you aren't aware of any medical reason why you should not. You don't have to await their response.
     
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    But the C1 entitlement expires on your 70th birthday meaning you are unlicensed.
    It may be refused which means you had no licence since your 70th.
     
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    The eyesight requirements for the D4 medical changed a few years ago and not all doctors are qualified to do the more stringent test, hence why many have to have a separate test at an optician.
     
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    My application for C1 entitlement was delayed. On reaching my 70th, I phoned the DVLA, and after looking at my case notes, they confirmed I could legally drive a vehicle requiring a C1 licence. So best to check if the application is delayed and record the name of the person you spoke to.
     
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    I paid £40 for my last HGV/PSV medical at Millfield, Peterborough. (y)
    http://www.millfieldmedicalcentre.co.uk

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    Months in some cases..:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    When I did mine last year I got my doctor to do the paperwork sent it back recorded signed for to DVLA and received my renewed licence 2 weeks later
     
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    Ah, OK. Usually it's part of my 5 year medical for my HGV and D licence. Although I have a c1 and c1e entitlement, I suppose the C and E and D and E sort of trumps em.
     
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    The last 2 medicals for C+E that I had included the stricter eyesight test but my doctor was qualified, I assume that the same D4 and the same requirements are needed for the C1 entitlement at 70.

    I have not renewed the C+E again as I would now need to do it annually(strange feeling after 45 years!!) and I do not use it now, I will not bother with the medical at 70 either as both can be reinstated at any time by passing the medical.
     
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    The eye test is included with the docs on wheels.
    The eye test the last time at my local doctors consisted of reading a test card in the outside passage,
    I am going for an eye test next week at Specsavers and I understand that they will complete the eye test part of the D4 for free!!!!
     
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    To be fair, I might renew my license next year as it's due in January and I reach (possibly) 65 in March. It's a long story but basically because I renewed and had medicals in good time, they dated it from the medicals, not my birthday plus one time they wanted me to have 2 medicals to cover both vocational licences! Why? Well they're due a week after each other. Yes but i will have the same doctor doing the medical on the same day at the same time so form will be identical for C entitlement and D entitlement. Penny dropped. Just do one medical. Doh!!!!!
     
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