licence for over 70

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  1. pamie

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    we got told that once you reach 70 you loose your C1 from your licence is it a problem to get it back
     
  2. DJA

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    Hi

    If you want to retain the C1 category on your licence you have to have a medical and the results forwarded to the DVLA. This medical will be required every time you renew your licence after 70 which is every 3 years.

    Someone will advise you of the form the doctor has to complete for submission. I think it is something like a D1.

    Doug
     
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  3. pamie

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    Thank you for your answer
    so you get a D1 from DVLA take it to your docs they fill it out and you send it back to DVLA will there be a time limit befor you are 70 to set this up would not want to be without a licence
    pam
     
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    Hi

    You can apply for the renewal of your licence 2 months prior to the expiry of the old one. I think from memory of reading elsewhere that if there is a delay you can get a document that says you still retain your old categories pending a decision from the DVLA.

    I have come across someone who renewed at 70 and their friend commented that it was nice to see he had passed the medical as it must be nice to know the Doc is happy with you.

    He said what medical.

    He had to go back to the DVLA with a medical report and ask them to restore the C1 category. He had not realised he had lost the C1 and was driving without ilegally. Ooops
     
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  5. pamie

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    Thank you for the info no need to worry now well as long as we pass the medical :)
     
  6. DJA

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    Hi

    You can apply 90 days in advance and I think the form is a D4

    Have a look on the DVLA site

    See following https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70
    You can click on bottom re C1

    Also if you renew a C1 you can only drive a vehicle up to 7,500kg with a trailer up to 750kg. You need C1+E for larger trailers up to a total train weight of 12,000KGS.
     
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    Pammie are you or hubby past your 70 th birthday or approaching it, if approaching it I have just jumped through the hoop and know what to do, if you have passed your 70th it maybe slightly different to regain it........not prying into a ladies age of course :)
     
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    Almost right.....

    If you already have C1 due to grandfather rights (pre 1997 test date) then you also automatically have C1+E, which covers for a combination of tug and trailer UP TO 8250kg.

    C1 is restricted to a max trailer limit of 750kg regardless of the tugs weight between 3500kg and 7500kg

    To gain the 12000kg train limit you must resit, and pass, the C1+E test.

    Doubtful you would be allowed to resit the C1+E test at age 70+.
     
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    Hi

    Quite right Pappajohn I meant the C1E (107)

    The following is from the DVLA

    "This leaflet contains information about
    entitlement to tow trailers.

    Important note

    This leaflet relates only to driver licensing.
    For details relating to weights and dimensions
    of trailers please phone
    0300 330 3000

    Car driving licences held
    before 1 January 1997
    If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997
    you will normally keep your existing entitlements
    to drive a vehicle with a trailer, with a combined
    weight of 8.25 tonnes (showing on your licence
    as C1E (107)) until your licence runs out at age
    70. You are also entitled to drive a minibus with a
    trailer weighing more than 750kg. If you want to
    keep these entitlements after age 70 you will need
    to submit an application for lorry, bus or minibus
    driving licence (D2) and fill in a Medical Examination
    Report D4, and meet the higher medical standards
    required of bus and lorry drivers.

    If you have subcategory C1E (107) on your driving
    licence and wish to drive a vehicle and trailer with
    a combined weight of up to 12 tonnes you can
    apply for provisional subcategory C1+E in order to
    take the test. You do not need to get subcategory
    C1 first, but you have to meet higher medical
    standards and pass both the category C theory
    test and the subcategory C1+E practical test."
     
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    Some useful info there, Il need to renew my License soon, do I need a Uk address??
     
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    I would say yes.....or you may have to exchanged your licence for a french one.

    Found this section from an email from dvla online......

    I am sorry but it is not possible for an individual who is a UK citizen but is no longer resident in the UK to apply for a further driving licence.

    Changes to British legislation resulting in the implementation of the Second EC Directive on Driving Licences (91/439/EEC) since 1 January 1997, have required that driving licences are granted only to drivers who are resident in this country.
     
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    Thanks pappajohn, I exchanged my UK license for a French one 25ish years ago, but had the sense to apply for a duplicate UK one before, and gave them that; because the Grandad rights also apply here except the Trailer part does not! (its really user friendly this European Union isn't it) If I'm towing my car then I use my UK passport and license.:confused:
     
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    we are fine Nigel has 4yrs till he is 70 me a bit longer it was just that a person we know said we would not be able to get a licence we are both fit and healthy so no problems with medicals (well not yet fingers crossed, touch wood) as long as you did not have to do tredmill for 40mins or run uphill with a lorry tied to you
    pamie
     
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    You mean there are people out there driving on public roads who are over 70:eek:
    Should stick to busses :p
     
  16. pamie

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    Apparently so they are called Retired people meaning Re:word-forming element meaning "back to the original place; again, anew, once more," also with a sense of "undoing," and
    tired adj. Exhausted of strength or energy; fatigued. Impatient; bored: tired of the same old sandwiches
    so they are born again people who are bored of same old and get in their MH and get a life
    lol Pamie
     
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    Then that person was totally wrong, but with four years to go there is no point in going into details yet as they may well change the procedure. But it will remain simple to keep your C1 and C1e entitlement, just a medical from your own doctor and a bit of form filling
     
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    Indeed, there are not only many people out there still driving after the age of 70 - some are still actually driving the buses BreweryDave is talking about!
     
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