Driving: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on whether drivers who are waiting for medical tests to confirm whether they are safe to drive should retain their licence in the meantime.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Drivers can retain their entitlement to drive while medical investigations are ongoing, providing the licence has not been previously withdrawn on medical grounds and the driver is not a risk to road safety. Drivers are advised to check with their doctor or DVLA if they are unsure whether they should continue driving while their fitness to drive is being assessed.

Information about driving while waiting for an application to be processed is included on the driving licence application form.

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