dvla,, again

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  1. ianandkath

    ianandkath Funster

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    sent off my forms for renewal of ce licence, failed the medical on high blood pressure.
    been to doctors and they will only do something after 3 readings.
    got my 3rd reading booked for next month.
    new licence sent to me today, only has be on it, c1/d1 not on.
    spoke to them and its because i failed the medical.
    tried to tell them that i did not need one until i was 70 years old.
    no they said, you failed so cant drive.
    cant even drive the works van as it has 10 seats, what a cock-up system they use.
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Yep, you never even took a test for C1/D1 but up to this point you've been deemed safe to drive by the very people that have now said not..
    If you didnt have a CE you would have kept your C1 until 70.....high BP or not.
     
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    i know that, thanks. it's just really crazy the way they make the rules.
     
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    a pass is anything below 180, mine was 181.
    that was with doctors on wheels, he wouldn't right 180 for me.
    can't get tablets until ive done 3 checks with doctor. then the doctor told me its no ploblen to get it down below 180.
    so its a matter of waiting for the tablets to work when i get them.
    had to send it as dvla ,the medical side,said if i wanted to drive to send asap.
     
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    But a fail means no licence, full stop
     
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    Pointing out what a stupid system they use.....give you something you never asked for then take it off you for something they wouldn't normally know about.
     
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    thats how i got my psv licence too,lol
    grandfather rights were a good thing in them days.
     
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    Can I ask what your blood pressure was that caused the fail. I have high blood pressure 145/95 and thats with taking the pills, not 70 for 2½ years but have a 4.5t van.
     
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    That is completely stupid....
    The doctor is quite happy to risk your health until your BP has been checked three times......at the risk of heart attack and stroke.

    My doc prescribed BP Meds after checking mine twice on the same day...180/102....first with the nurse at my annual check-up, then that afternoon with the GP.
    NOW 130/75.
     
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    Your must have requested keeping it in 1997.
    Mine disappeared automatically at next address change on licence.
    You had to request the retention of categories or lose them.
     
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    Tbf unless you are only 45, you'd have taken a medical every 5 years up to 65, then annually. The grandfather rights only apply to the category NOT by passing medicals. You'd have had to complete the relevant forms to allow you to keep your vocational licences and PASS medicals.
     
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    Get yourself on a diet that includes lots and lots of fish and then watch your blood pressure drop,,,honest,,BUSBY,,,NOT FISH FRIED IN BATTER:)
     
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    It does say Illness that affects your driving,,,that is quite open to opinion and debate,,,BUSBY,
     
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    Dread to think what my BP would be like then without the fish, favourite food, it's bad enough with.
     
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    Worked for me...usually 130 over 80 after a drink or better without alcohol...Wasn' good when I was more overweight and terrible when I was in business.Busby.
     
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    Not quite as bad as it sounds as you only have to inform them if it affects your driving and each link in the list gives further information.
    At least I was able to find out the Blood Pressure requirements (max 180/100) - Thanks.
     
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    The list of illness that you have to inform them about is frightening. I have to inform them about my sleep apnea. I looked at the list of notifiable illnessness and medications that could case you to loose your licence. It would surprise you. Being an alcoholic is one that takes your licence away.
     

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