Last tear (2015) I got a snotty letter from the DVLA demanding that I get a medical from my doctor.
My doctor does not do medicals but the DVLA were unmoved.
Hence I had to take time off work to go and see a “locum” doctor and as the only medical they could do was a simple dementure test this was what was done.
Question 1 What day is it?
Question 2 what is the date?
Question 3 which country do you live in?
Question 4 Which county do you live in?
Question 5 had to remember 3 things for a couple of minutes.
Total waste of my time and a totally stupid loss of wages.
The current state of play is that my licence ran out in November 2016 and DVLA still cant process the replacement.
I have just renewed my UK airside driving licence for another 3 years C/W full medical.
I have numerous construction licences for driving / operating heavy plant and machinery. Each one has its own full medical and test.
I have just got a new “confined space” working licence that allows working in restricted access and / or hazardous area’s (trenches, tunnels, excavations etc).
So to summarise I can drive on UK airports and around aircraft, I can drive / operate large construction plant and machinery, I can work in trenches, tunnels, hazardous areas and at heights.
But I still can’t get my DVLA driving licence renewed.
Something is clearly wrong and it is the DVLA which is the exeption to all the other medicals / doctors and organisations who are happy for me to work.