New diabetic driving rules

  HondaMan 12:02 02 May 2013

In July last year, I received a letter from the DVLA which stated “We have received information from the police”. The letter went on to say that as a result of that information they “now needed to make confidential enquiries about my medical fitness to drive”.

I was required to arrange and undertake an eye test. The letter explained that if I failed to arrange this within 21 days, my licence may have to be revoked. So, I complied.

After much to-ing and fro-ing I was in due course advised that my licence was revoked from 10th November.

Following receipt of the original letter I have asked the DVLA for some or all of the following,

  1. the date time and place of the incident
  2. Which police station was involved
  3. The identity of the officer(s) concerned
  4. What was the incident

All to no avail. The DVLA’s response was simply that they “require me to complete the questionnaire” and return it but how could I? I was being asked to comment on something which may, or may not have been serious enough to call an incident and which happened at some time at some mysterious location and may or may not have been witnessed by a police officer whose location and identity the DVLA were refusing to disclose.

The way in which the DVLA has handled this matter is extremely questionable, especially as the police have, as yet, found no trace of any such report, but this will be the subject of further correspondence.

  Quickbeam 12:47 02 May 2013

Can you claim that there is a breach your human right to know these details about yourself held by DVLA?

  HondaMan 12:49 02 May 2013

That's a possibility. I'll bear it in mind for later.

  Clapton is God 12:56 02 May 2013


I'm somewhat bemused about your reference to diabetic driving rules in your thread title. What has this got to do with the incident in question?

  wiz-king 13:56 02 May 2013

This may be the reason for the heading.

  Forum Editor 14:04 02 May 2013

You can appeal a licence revocation. take a look at this for more information

It's a PDF, but a small one, and perfectly safe.

  Kevscar1 14:09 02 May 2013

You have a right to the information, tell them you are making the request under the Freedom of Information Act. You can do this by e-mail but you must include your full name DOB and Address I've got thing from both the DWP and Home Office that they originally refused using it

  Woolwell 14:22 02 May 2013

As far as I am aware it's not new diabetic driving rules.

  HondaMan 14:24 02 May 2013

Clapton is God I am diabetic. They used the excuse of a non-existant "incident" to force me to jump through their hoops. If I didn't t5hey would have revoked it anyway!

  HondaMan 14:26 02 May 2013


Tried that. DVLA=Information exempt; Police=Cannot find the report!

  HondaMan 14:28 02 May 2013


Thanks for the lin k but I think the information in the PDF is out of date. New rules came in last year. But I will get in touch and see what happens.

An appeal is being issued at this very moment

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