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Thread: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

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    Bacchus is offline Member
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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    I have done lots of research and the outcome seems to be. I will loose my license for 6 months for misuse from the date the DVLA finish the enquiries ( so in the next few weeks)
    It seems totally unacceptable considering I have conformation from my GP stating no problem or risk since October 2017.
    I'll let you know when I hear back!
    Hi Louise, all the best with that one. I don't know specifically what detail the GP will pass to the DVLA (if any) but, apart from the level of alcohol intake (I had put down 'None' on the DR1), I was granted a restricted 1-year licence 5 months after I surrendered mine. chain of events for me:

    Chronically drinking - led to a GGT that indicated I was probably dead. Doctor speaks to DLVA for advice and phones me up telling not to drive and suggests surrendering licence. License surrendered to DVLA outlining 'alcohol and diet' as cause. Stopped drinking so I could get the 'all clear' from GP. I was unaware of any DVLA rules at this stage.
    +1 Month - After further bloods, Doctor certifies me fit to drive.
    +2 Months First DR1 and application submitted after further checks from Gastro scan and Alcohol rehab (walk-in) services - DHI ??. Resumed driving and Happy for a month while they checked with GP. 6-month misuse/12-month dependency thing arrived telling me not to drive.
    +3 Months. Application forms/DR1 arrive from DVLA. Promptly filled in (admitted misuse/dependency question - 'No' to the rest) and sent off. 2 weeks later, letter informing of further checks being made with GP
    +5 Months. Restricted licence appears on their website

    Not once was I specifically told 'I had abused' or 'I was dependent' but 5 months is still under what their rules state. Don't want to give false hopes here and purely state what happened for me as a demonstration that they are not completely rigid.

    Bacchus.


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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
    All opinions and outcomes are so divided, there is no pattern or set rule to what the DVLA decide on similar if near identical situations.
    Your post gives me hope...it will be so detrimental to me not having a license as I'll loose my job as I need to drive whilst at work.
    I was simply binge drinking on weekends etc as I'm sure most of the population do! My biggest mistake was discusing with my GP. I never drove even the following day after alcohol. I always took time to allow the alcohol to leave my system. It really makes me mad that the penalties applied to myself are as harsh as people who drive whilst under the influence.
    I'll keep you posted😀

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    At the risk of sounding argumentative I will give you an entirely different perspective.

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    I was simply binge drinking on weekends etc as I'm sure most of the population do!
    I would strongly disagree that most of the population binge drink at the weekend or atleast the very vast majority do not if they rely on their driving licence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    It really makes me mad that the penalties applied to myself are as harsh as people who drive whilst under the influence
    You have had no penalty applied, no ban, no criminal record etc so not nearly as harsh nor the same. They have simply refused you a licence because misuse has been flagged.

    It always amazes me that people think they have an automatic right to a driving licence. The DVLA have a responsibility to ALL road users so any hint someone may be pose a danger they have a duty to act on that and take appropriate action within their guidelines.

    Therefore, if you do not meet their requirements for whatever reason they will not issue you a licence until you have satisfied those requirements. Whilst this may seem harsh it is for the benefit of everyone else on the road

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    As a professional driver the standards expected of you are much higher than an ordinary driver(Am not preaching here! I have a letter from DVLA that states that and your will arrive soon sorry Liouse

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    Hewi you have actually offered NO advice but judged my situation. I have NO interest in your opinion...I came on here for advice not judgement. So jog on to someone else's thread!
    If you read the roles before you sign up to this site. It clearly states NO Judgement.
    You haven't even understood what I have wrote!

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    Hewi you have actually offered NO advice but judged my situation. I have NO interest in your opinion...I came on here for advice not judgement. So jog on to someone else's thread!
    If you read the roles before you sign up to this site. It clearly states NO Judgement.
    You haven't even understood what I have wrote!
    Calm down dear.......

    Advise wasn't intended nor offered and I haven't judged you either.

    Most of my post wasn't opinion it was either information or facts as to why you are in the situation you are in. You obviously didn't understand how the DVLA work. Perhaps you do a little better now.

    My only opinion was about your view that most of the population binge drink at the weekend which I disagree with. If you can't accept someone disagreeing with you kindly don't express your own opinion or simply don't use the general discussion section (clues in the name)

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    My update.
    My GP sent the form back. Stating i binge drank in October 2017. I was then sent for a DVLA medical. Which they paid for. I was honest and said in the last year i had binge drank 7 or more times.I hadnt had any alcohol for 5 weeks before medical.
    10 days later i have received a 3 year license and will need to do a medical again in 3 years.
    Thanks for people who took the time to offer advice, and best of luck to anyone reading this.

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    Default Re: DR1 form followed by letter to GP

    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    My update.
    My GP sent the form back. Stating i binge drank in October 2017. I was then sent for a DVLA medical. Which they paid for. I was honest and said in the last year i had binge drank 7 or more times.I hadnt had any alcohol for 5 weeks before medical.
    10 days later i have received a 3 year license and will need to do a medical again in 3 years.
    Thanks for people who took the time to offer advice, and best of luck to anyone reading this.
    What about the higher Licence Louise

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