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What happens to my driving licence when i hit 70

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Floradora9 Tue 05-Apr-22 15:12:21

As I suffer from glaucoma I have to have field tests done by an optician not of my choosing before they will renew my licence . The loss of vision I have is really small but that does not matter in fact you can be blind in one eye and still drive. You have to admit if you have cataracts thank goodness I no longer have that to worry about . My renewal comes in soon and I am fretting about it already .

MiniMoon Tue 05-Apr-22 14:33:21

The DVLA sent me a form to fill in. My new licence came quite quickly.

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 05-Apr-22 13:57:00

I need to get mine renewed later in the Summer, but I think I’ll get an eye test a few weeks before hand.

MaizieD Tue 05-Apr-22 13:52:43

DVLA contacted me and sent me the forms to fill in.

If you have been driving a vehicle between 3,5 - 7.5 tonnes and want to continue to do so, as I did, you will have to have a medical examination and make an application for (if I remember rightly) C2 entitlement. But it will all be explained in the documentation.

humptydumpty Tue 05-Apr-22 13:35:12

Hi, you have to renew your licence at 70. See www.gov.uk/renew-driving-licence-at-70

travelsafar Tue 05-Apr-22 13:32:40

I know something happens but not sure what it is. Can anyone inform me if i have to contact DVLA so i stay legal when driving. Thanks in advance.