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Renew driving licence 70

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merseylass
merseylass Community member Posts: 14 Listener
Hi will be 70 in May😊. I have had an eating disorder for over 56yrs. Some bad yes some better of course suffering the consequence now. My Dr says I am ok to drive but my ED is one of the medical conditions on DVLA list. I read it as if the Doc says your are ok to drive you don't need to report. It is not very clear. Any help appreciated.
Thanks

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  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Championing
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    Hello @merseylass

    Have you got any big plans for your 70th?

    I had a look on the GOV website and it said:
    You must tell DVLA if you have an eating disorder (for example anorexia nervosa) and it affects your ability to drive safely.
    I believe it would be best to tell them, as you can be fined for not saying anything. 
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  • merseylass
    merseylass Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    The actual DVLA says if your Dr says your not fit. So not very clear.
    Thank you
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Trailblazing
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    Taken from the DVLA site:

    "You must tell DVLA if you have an eating disorder (for example anorexia nervosa) and it affects your ability to drive safely.

    You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

    Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your eating disorder will affect your driving.

    Car or motorcycle licence:
    You must tell DVLA if your condition will affect your driving. Fill in form M1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form."

    Your Dr has told you that you are good to drive, therefore the line italicised above is irrelevant.

  • merseylass
    merseylass Community member Posts: 14 Listener
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    So I am fit to drive. I read it if that is the case no need to inform DVLA. Thanks
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