Licence Renewal at 70

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  1. John & Joan

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    Well 70 is almost upon me. I received my new licence to 2016 from DVLA this week.

    I had my eyes tested when I came back (after 6 months of continental travel) in March. Had the medical on 19th April with my own doctor and sent the forms off the next day.

    I have read often that people give up their grandfathers rights (C1+E) at 70 because they cannot be bothered with all the fuss. I didn't find the process a hassle.

    I know that my health is up to scratch now and that I have 3 years of touring ahead of me. Yippee!

    John
     
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    Not wishing to pry John, but would you summarise the ‘Medical’ please. I’m sure there are many of us who are a little apprehensive.
     
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    It is a private medical, so you have to pay. It took about an hour.

    The doctor sat down and filled the form in from his records. He then checked my height and weight, sounded my chest, listened to my heart and checked joint movement.

    I have reduced vision in one eye and he suggested I have my eyes tested at the optician before the medical to confirm the correct reading and to have a proper field of vision test.

    I enclosed a copy of the eyesight test with the application. I presume DVLA contacted the optician as they did when I queried the eyesight problem with them last year. My eyes have had the problem from being a small child.

    We gave him £100. The practice manager quoted £115 and BMA suggest up to £150. He was reluctant to take that amount but we have a good relationship with him.

    He will be retired before my next renewal so we will have to cultivate another doctor.

    I know you can get it cheaper but it can result in delays as they still have to contact your own doctor to confirm your medical history.

    John
     
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    You can get your drivers medical much cheaper HERE

    The medical form copy can be seen by clicking on the 'Download D4 Form' link at the top of the page.

    I haven't used them yet but come August I will on my license renewal.
     
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    If you had had angiopasty or heart problems, then its a stress test, walking on a treadmill for nine minutes wired up to a heart monitor.

    If you cant do that due to breathing or walking problems, then its a gamma ray scan with the heart stressed by drugs.

    Peter
     
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    Delighted for you ,my renewal has been nothing short of a nightmare ,so far I've been waiting for nearly6 weeks for mine, done all the required things spoken to 8 diff people got 8 diff answers and getting nowhere , seems to me they don't know which is up, just about sums everything that's wrong with this country I guess.
     
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