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    • sheep1003
    • By sheep1003 10th Jun 18, 6:38 PM
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    DVLA revoked licence.
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    • 10th Jun 18, 6:38 PM
    DVLA revoked licence. 10th Jun 18 at 6:38 PM
    I had my driving licence revoked for a year and a bit for medical reasons and Iím pretty sure (fingers crossed!!) that Iím getting it back in the next couple of months.

    Iím just curious as I was doing an insurance check on a comparison site and although there is no place to say if you have it revoked (there is for any driving convictions) does that mean I donít have to tell them? Also when I get back do I say that I have held a driving licence since 2007 (when I passed my test) or from the date I get my driving licence back? Itís just that saying that over doubles my insurance quotes!

    Hopefully someone can give me an idea, I will of course ask the dvla when itís reinstated, Iím just curious now!!

    Thanks.
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    • angrycrow
    • By angrycrow 10th Jun 18, 7:01 PM
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    • 10th Jun 18, 7:01 PM
    Length of licence is from when you passed your test. If you still have a dvla notifiable medical condition you have to say yes to that question but it is unlikely to effect premiums. They do not normally ask about previous medical revocation of licence but if an insurer did you would have to answer true fully.

    It can take a surprising amount of time for dvla and medical staff to sort out paper work to reinstate licence. Enjoy it when you get it back.
    • sheep1003
    • By sheep1003 11th Jun 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 11th Jun 18, 6:37 PM
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    • 11th Jun 18, 6:37 PM
    Length of licence is from when you passed your test. If you still have a dvla notifiable medical condition you have to say yes to that question but it is unlikely to effect premiums. They do not normally ask about previous medical revocation of licence but if an insurer did you would have to answer true fully.

    It can take a surprising amount of time for dvla and medical staff to sort out paper work to reinstate licence. Enjoy it when you get it back.
    Originally posted by angrycrow
    Thank you for clarification.
    • c0989
    • By c0989 10th Jul 18, 11:05 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:05 AM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 11:05 AM
    As everyone else says here, its from when you pass your test. I have had the same thing and wont effect your premiums.
    I think there is actually a law that protects you
    But like angrycrow says, the process of getting your license back is a nightmare and there is no law when it comes to the DVLA and the medical process.

    I have epilepsy and have had 2 seizures, each time I do the right thing, I surrender my license and give up driving for 12 months and each time I am basically left waiting for 6 months.
    Nothing happens you seem to have no rights and effectively all you can do is call them.

    I have lost jobs because of it, the first time I had to write to the CEO, this time I am thinking I am about 1 week away from trying the same.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I hope you have better luck
    • sheep1003
    • By sheep1003 10th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 10th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
    As everyone else says here, its from when you pass your test. I have had the same thing and wont effect your premiums.
    I think there is actually a law that protects you
    But like angrycrow says, the process of getting your license back is a nightmare and there is no law when it comes to the DVLA and the medical process.

    I have epilepsy and have had 2 seizures, each time I do the right thing, I surrender my license and give up driving for 12 months and each time I am basically left waiting for 6 months.
    Nothing happens you seem to have no rights and effectively all you can do is call them.

    I have lost jobs because of it, the first time I had to write to the CEO, this time I am thinking I am about 1 week away from trying the same.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I hope you have better luck
    Originally posted by c0989
    Iím prepared for the fact that I may have to appeal if the decision is not in my favour, I went through the process of getting it back last year and I wasnít in as good place medically as I am now, they refused it and I thought I was too borderline medically to appeal but I will do this time.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 11th Jul 18, 4:48 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 4:48 AM
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    • 11th Jul 18, 4:48 AM
    If you have a letter from your consultant saying he considers you will be fit to drive after the 12 months, and you are due to get your licence back on (say) 1st Sept., contact the DVLA medical department about a week before that and request that they write giving you their authority to resume driving on that date, in anticipation of them issuing the licence.

    I did this, and carried that letter with me until my new licence arrived some 3 or 4 weeks later. The DVLA were extremely helpful when I was in your position.
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