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I know the subject has been aired previously and i have done a search but could not find what i need to know, which is, i am due to renew my licence because of my age , ie 70 yrs old very soon,
I currently have a licence for classes A D E what class do i need to apply for on renewal. My MH is plated at 4ton. Thank you Smiler
 

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A medical can be had a lot cheaper than that unless it is a different medical from those required for normal 'medical restricted licence' reasons. My GP last charged about £80 but I have since used one of the specialist licence medical doctors found by googling. Last year it cost me about £45.

one of these two for instance:-

http://www.doctorsonwheels.co.uk/

http://www.driversmedicals.com/_Locations.html

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Hi just got mine back from the DVLA it took 3 months!You need form D2 to apply for group C1over 3.5 tonnes and a medical formD4 filled in by your doc he charged me £70 iicence lasts 3 years good luck ps you can still drive while waiting they will send a covering letter,
 

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Re: Licence Renawal at 70

smiler said:
Iknow the subject has been aired previously and i have done a search but could not find what i need to know, which is, i am due to renew my licence because of my age , ie 70 yrs old very soon,
I currently have a licence for classes A D E what class do i need to apply for on renewal.My MH is plated at 4ton. Thank you Smiler
I know I'm being thick, but from your post, Smiler, you can only ride a motorcycle or drive a bus fitted with more than 8 seats, with or without a trailer attached: -

"Any size motorcycle with or without a sidecar category A

Buses with or without trailersDescription Category
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg category D
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg category D+E"
(from dvla website, www.dvla.gov.uk)

You really need cat B to drive a car or motorhome up to 3500kg and C1 for a motorhome exceeding 3500kg.

You won't be able to renew for categories that you don't hold.

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[quote You will need a medical from your GP typically this will cost £160 and submit it with your application. Only the DVLA can make the decision of whether or not to renew your higher entitlement. Bryan[/quote]

After being ripped off annually in UK by my GP for £145 two minute medical I changed my licencse to a french one.
Now the special HGV medical costs €24 every two years and no road fund license at all. :lol: :lol:

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After being ripped off annually in UK by my GP for £145 two minute medical I changed my licencse to a french one
I'd be interested to know the ins and outs of how you did that?

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hawkeye6007 said:
typically this will cost £160
Typically, it will not. It's not to say that someone somewhere may have been charged £160, but I'm willing to bet the average is considerably less than that.

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smiler said:
Iknow the subject has been aired previously and i have done a search but could not find what i need to know, which is, i am due to renew my licence because of my age , ie 70 yrs old very soon,
I currently have a licence for classes A D E what class do i need to apply for on renewal.My MH is plated at 4ton. Thank you Smiler
I know I'm being thick, but from your post, Smiler, you can only ride a motorcycle or drive a bus fitted with more than 8 seats, with or without a trailer attached: -

"Any size motorcycle with or without a sidecar category A

Buses with or without trailersDescription Category
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg category D
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg category D+E"
(from dvla website, www.dvla.gov.uk)

You really need cat B to drive a car or motorhome up to 3500kg and C1 for a motorhome exceeding 3500kg.

You won't be able to renew for categories that you don't hold.

David
David

Anyone who passed their test prior to 01/01/1997, and, who has possibly held the same 'paper' licence since before harmonisation (if memory serves, about 1992) was authorised to drive a vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes, this used to be Group A, so Smiler is quite legal to drive up to a 7.5 tonne vehicle on his "old" licence. :D

Have a look at the downloads section under "usefull downloads" there's an article on understanding your driving licence. :wink:

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sprokit said:
b16duv said:
smiler said:
Iknow the subject has been aired previously and i have done a search but could not find what i need to know, which is, i am due to renew my licence because of my age , ie 70 yrs old very soon,
I currently have a licence for classes A D E what class do i need to apply for on renewal.My MH is plated at 4ton. Thank you Smiler
I know I'm being thick, but from your post, Smiler, you can only ride a motorcycle or drive a bus fitted with more than 8 seats, with or without a trailer attached: -

"Any size motorcycle with or without a sidecar category A

Buses with or without trailersDescription Category
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg category D
Any bus with more than eight passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg category D+E"
(from dvla website, www.dvla.gov.uk)

You really need cat B to drive a car or motorhome up to 3500kg and C1 for a motorhome exceeding 3500kg.

You won't be able to renew for categories that you don't hold.

David
David

Anyone who passed their test prior to 01/01/1997, and, who has possibly held the same 'paper' licence since before harmonisation (if memory serves, about 1992) was authorised to drive a vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes, this used to be Group A, so Smiler is quite legal to drive up to a 7.5 tonne vehicle on his "old" licence. :D

Have a look at the downloads section under "usefull downloads" there's an article on understanding your driving licence. :wink:

Keith (Sprokit)
Keith -

I've done it again! In my defence, he didn't mentioned he had an old style paper licence using the old codes!

Did you get home from Peterboro OK?

I called in to see Peter Hambilton chaps on the way home, and got booked in for 1st June to sort out my table etc. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Hello Dougie,
Basically we moved.
We had been gradually completing the residency changeover and the HGV clinched it.

This and many other things keep us in France other than Family in UK.

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On renewing licences many people find that dvla have added or removed categories of allowed to drive vehicles.
on renewal for any reason i urge everyone to check that the categories are correct.
On a change of addresss they removed my category of driving a motorcycle. Muppets live in Swansea


Dave P



 
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