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castle96
castle96 Posts: 2,875
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My renewal (over 70) has come back with the following cats removed
C1 D1 CIE D!E
Is -this normal ??

p and q are still there - what are these?  not shown on Gov.uk

I can still drive a tractor though   - f. Also k l n

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  • sheramber
    sheramber Posts: 18,633
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    You cannot renew online for C1 or DI

    https://www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70
  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,580
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    castle96 said:
    p and q are still there - what are these?  not shown on Gov.uk

    Driving licence categories - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
    Pand Q are in the link you've posted under 'Mopeds'

    Category P

    You can drive 2-wheeled vehicles with a maximum design speed of over 45km/h (28mph) but not more than 50km/h (31mph).

    Its engine size must not be more than 50cc if powered by an internal combustion engine.

    Category Q

    You can drive 2-wheeled and 3-wheeled vehicles without pedals with:

    • an engine size not more than 50cc if powered by an internal combustion engine
    • a maximum design speed of no more than 25km/h (15.5mph)

    This category also includes trial e-scooters.

  • Ectophile
    Ectophile Posts: 7,230
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    You have to specifically apply to keep C1, C1E, D1 and D1E.  They are a legacy of the old system where you could pass a driving test in a little hatchback car, then drive a minibus or a small truck, with a trailer on the back, without having to take any other tests.
    New drivers don't get that, and they remove it when you apply for a new licence at 70.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • Keep_pedalling
    Keep_pedalling Posts: 16,193
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    Having recently done this myself it was made quite clear in the on line process that if I wished to keep my C1 & D1 classes I would have to submit a paper application. As I have no intention of driving those vehicles again I just completed the online application.


  • facade
    facade Posts: 6,901
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    edited 28 January at 8:22PM
    To keep C1 you have to apply on paper (a many page form) and pay for a private medical examination.
    I believe you have to reapply with a new medical every time the over 70 licence expires (every three years)


    The main problem is a decent sized mobile home has a MAM over 3500kg, and you can't drive them on the restricted over 70 licence. (Quite a few retirees sank their lump sum into a mobile home....)

    Another reason why sub 3500kg mobile homes are so expensive...

    The day when I have to swap my A,D,E licence for a restricted one is fast approaching....


    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science ;))
  • EnPointe
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    castle96 said:
    My renewal (over 70) has come back with the following cats removed
    C1 D1 CIE D!E
    Is -this normal ??

    p and q are still there - what are these?  not shown on Gov.uk

    I can still drive a tractor though   - f. Also k l n

    Driving licence categories - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
     C1  is   Medium goods vehicles with a MAM of 3501kg  to 7500kg  so large vans the smallest of lorries 
    D1 is a vehicle with 9 to 16  passenger  seats  - so  an  actual minibus 

    C1E   is a  C1 vehicle towing  a trailer with an MAM greater than 750kg  , if you  got your C1E   , like many people  in their mid 40s or older   by passing a car test   before 1997  the MTM is 8250 , if you  got it via a C1E test or  held  C+E / Class 1 HGV it;s 12000 kg 

    D1E is a D1 vehicle towing a trailer   with an MAM  greater than 750 kg 

    as others have said  you  need ot do a paper  licence and may   need to provide a D4 Vocational Driver's medical 

    categories P and Q  are listed on https://www.gov.uk/driving-licence-categories and cover  various flavours of  UK  regualted  Mopeds and the like as opposed to the international defined  AM  class Moped 

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