driving license at 70...

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  1. busby

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    Hi, does any one know how long before my 70 th birthday i can apply to keep my full license. Birthday is at end of July...BUSBY.
     
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    You should get notification from the DVLA a month before it's due for renewal.
     
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    If you intend retaining the C1 part then apply as soon as you can (90 days) do not wait for the form from DVLA before getting started.
     
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    You will also need to send off for the D2 pack
    You will also have to get hold of form D4 for your medical, you can download it from the gov.uk site. You will also need form D2 which you will have to ask them to send you.
    I asked for the D2 pack to be sent to me thinking it would have the D4 in as well, it didn't. Whether this was an error I do not know.
    Ezee
     
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    A friend of ours has just renewed his licence as he is approaching 70 and wanted to keep his C1. After having his medical it only took about a week before his licence was back. It was so fast that when the letter arrived from DVLA he thought he must have made a mistake and they wanted more information, but no it was his licence.

    Keith (sooty)
     
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    I asked my GP about this and said I must do an exercise ECG before he will sign the forms, I cannot see this on any of the forms, anyone else had to do one. I had a blood clot about 25 years ago that was removed by an angioplasty and gives me no problems. I do not want to pay out £250 for a test I do not need just to drive a MH over 3500 easier to buy another lighter one???????????????
     
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    Remember to scan a copy of your licence prior to sending it away. It has been mentioned on this Forum that DVLA have a habit of "losing" details of your entitlement.
     
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    My C1 expired beginning of November, I applied at beginning of August, 90 days early, and despite chasing am still waiting.
    I have a covering letter from DVLA confirming ok to drive under sect 18.
    The only problem is if you need to hire a vehicle you have no licence to show , so no hire :swear2:
    A funster recently posted that his took 2 years :Eeek:

    PS my GP just did BP and a listen to my chest and referred to my records for remaining info.
     
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    @GWAYGWAY Yes it is on the medical d4 form as I just read it.
    Says first, " has a "resting ecg" been done? then the next is " has an "exercise ecg" been done?
    It is section 4f "cardiac investigations" & Q1 is resting & Q2 is about exercise ecg.
     
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    If they can get more money out of you they will.
     
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    Your local HGV driving school will have a doctor that they recomend...BUSBY.
     
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    hgv medical wouldn't be 100€ here.:LOL:
     
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    Hi,Now i have my c1 after 5 months waiting,they are not fit for purp0se at DVLA ,maybe 25 phone calls etc,i did not see the bit about the ECG and after hearing nothing i phoned and lo and behold the next day i had a letter from them stating i had to go on a treadmill,this is free of charge at the hospital and dvla make the appointment,just be prepared as it is a test of 3 speeds on the treadmill and is hard when you reach 70,this is of course is to check your heart, but £250 is too much money if you look on line you will find companys that will do the medical for you cheaper as they do it for hgv drivers,but all this was could have been avoided if when in july i sent the medical and forms to DVLA they had looked at them i would have known 4 months earlier that i had not had the ECG but as they had not even looked at my paperwork since i sent it it was only my phone calls that they then looked and sent me the letter about having a ECG,so look very carefully at the papePS also do not send of to early, as if it is over six months away they will ask you to do it all again regards H
     
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    Joan and myself have both gone through the medicals. We did not have to have an ECG either "resting ecg" or "exercise ecg" The doctor simply answered NO to "Is there a history of, or evidence of, coronary artery disease? on the form.

    If a heart condition is suspected then the ECG would be required.

    Some of the professional HGV medical firms turn clients over every 10 minutes so they are not doing ECGs. We were discussing this with an HGV driver while our vehicle was in at the Merc main dealer. Cost £51

    We paid £100 to our doctor for the medical it took an hour. The problem is many GPs do not come across these forms very often and are unsure how to fill them in. After my medical I checked the form and had to return to the doctor because he had missed ticking a box.

    Form D4 is here https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/369458/D4_160414.pdf
     
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    The last time I took a medical for my class 1 licence I was in and out in 15 minutes, just blood pressure checked and eyesight in both eyes, a couple of questions and I was on my way, don't know how much it cost as the firm paid, in the days when I arranged it and paid for it myself at around £120 every doctor did it differently, only the blood pressure and eyes were the same, some doctors checked movement in your joints, some checked periferal vision, one doctors eye test was to look out of the surgery window and read a car number plate which was dead easy as it was my car.
    Don
     
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    OR giving the license holder more categories than they are entitled too:)
     
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