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HGV with invalid badge?

Feb 19, 2018
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If due to arthritis you cannot walk more than 60 mtrs and apply for an invalid parking badge, will it affect your HGV entitlement?
 

Realist

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Most definitely yes, I would inform DVLA for advice.

Ps,
Read the above assuming the OP had his HGV for lorries, didn’t think of a RV.
 
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Oct 2, 2008
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I didn't think driving a vehicle over 3.5 ton involved a lot of walking ?

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Mar 23, 2012
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Depends on the reason for needing the invalid badge I would have thought. It might be well worth considering what grounds to apply on I suspect its very difficult to retract anything that is said in the application and if your GP is signing it they would have to take it into account in considering the HGV renewal.
 

canopus

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First of all it’s not an invalid badge, it’s a blue badge. There are several funsters whom I’m aware of, who are wheelchair bound, and one of them definitely drives a hand controlled HGV RV and tows a trailer with his car on. Perhaps they may be along to clarify.
 

TheBig1

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I have a blue badge and no restriction on driving my hgv motorhome. would be different if I wanted to drive a lorry commercially
 
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Most definitely yes, I would inform DVLA for advice.

Ps,
Read the above assuming the OP had his HGV for lorries, didn’t think of a RV.

Our motorhome is 4.25t
I am on DLA and get mobility allowance and therefore pay no roadtax on one vehicle - I chose the motorhome without any problems

I stick my blue badge in the windscreen clip when driving or passenger - as long as the badge user is IN the vehicle there's no problem

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PeteH

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I know 2 full time lorry drivers both of whom have HGV / LGV licences both of whom have no legs, both have blue badges.
When I was Marshaling festivals we had a guy came regularly to events, had only one leg. Who was still a working As an H G V driver. He had a 5th wheel rig too.

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Mar 28, 2017
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If due to arthritis you cannot walk more than 60 mtrs and apply for an invalid parking badge, will it affect your HGV entitlement?
You should use a GV 1 form to inform the DVLA of any medical condition that affects your entitlement to drive an HGV ,seek advice from your Doctor first it may be you dont need to inform normally he will inform them should you need special controls etc.
 

Pit

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I only handed back my HGV entitlement licence due to coming up to my medical and having no intention for using my HGV in the future. I can however request to have it put back on my Licence. Like the Original Poster Leisure Man, I lost the ability to walk without any aid due to the form of Arthritis I have also. I was never told that I had to inform the DVLA as my Arthritis as I did not affect my ability to drive, just walk. Luckily for me the BioMechanical Clinic got my back up and almost running again, as I was facing the rest of my life is a wheelchair if they couldn't help me. I have been walking again for the last five years pretty much as normal with the very rare day that I have pain in hips. If I had of ended up in a wheelchair then I would have had to inform the DVLA. I may have had to inform them if I was still working, and not a House Husband. That said I wouldn't have been able to work anyway.
I was refused a Blue badge even though I could barely cross the road with my crutches. It still makes me wonder how some get their badge that were far more capable of walking than I was. If I did receive one I would have happily given it up when I was sure I didn't require it.

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