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Licence refused, how to prove no alcohol for a year?

Honestman

Well-known member
How often should I get the lfts, is it possible to get them done every month. Also do I need to inform the dvla that I will be applying for my licence in February/March time.
Thanks again
with regards to your LFTs you should have one every 3 months, if your GP is reluctant at this (some do complain because it's coming from their budget) then you need to make an appointment to discuss that you need support in applying for your licence back because of dependance and that you need to supply medical evidence by the way of LFTs in order for you to obtain a licence,(most GPs are really helpful) no need to contact DVLA but when you have approached 9 months of your 12 months abstination then you need to reapply and DVLA will send out all neccessary paperwork, as you mentioned you have a last alcoholic drink date registered with your GP don't get the date mixed up on paperwork as this is when your new temp licence will begin from (also known as period/medical review licence at DVLA )....when DVLA write out to your GP after `9 months with DD2 you track this form through GPs secretary to the GP of your choice so that the form can be correctly filled in avoiding further delays, try to keep to the same GP ......
 

Calm

Well-known member
with regards to your LFTs you should have one every 3 months, if your GP is reluctant at this (some do complain because it's coming from their budget) then you need to make an appointment to discuss that you need support in applying for your licence back because of dependance and that you need to supply medical evidence by the way of LFTs in order for you to obtain a licence,(most GPs are really helpful) no need to contact DVLA but when you have approached 9 months of your 12 months abstination then you need to reapply and DVLA will send out all neccessary paperwork, as you mentioned you have a last alcoholic drink date registered with your GP don't get the date mixed up on paperwork as this is when your new temp licence will begin from (also known as period/medical review licence at DVLA )....when DVLA write out to your GP after `9 months with DD2 you track this form through GPs secretary to the GP of your choice so that the form can be correctly filled in avoiding further delays, try to keep to the same GP ......
Thanks
I have only got 1 cdt result which was 0.7 and I will only have 2 lfts by February. Do you think this will be enough? Also I will have any results from any medicals if the dvla send me.
Thanks for your help
 

Honestman

Well-known member
Thanks
I have only got 1 cdt result which was 0.7 and I will only have 2 lfts by February. Do you think this will be enough? Also I will have any results from any medicals if the dvla send me.
Thanks for your help
Yes two LFTS will be enough along with your GPs support and input (remember it's the GP who puts you back on the road) DVLA will only use the last LFT when considering your licence the others are for back up, and the one CDT test you have will now count as part of your medical evidence going forward....
 

Honestman

Well-known member
Very important now though is never tell DVLA or your GP if you intend on drinking again as being classed dependant by DVLA you can NEVER drink alcohol again, and when you do get a temp licence you will be asked for a DVLA medical each year for a total of six....admitting to a drink in the future no matter how small you will be revoked and the one year abstination and medical evidence will start again.....
 

Calm

Well-known member
Very important now though is never tell DVLA or your GP if you intend on drinking again as being classed dependant by DVLA you can NEVER drink alcohol again, and when you do get a temp licence you will be asked for a DVLA medical each year for a total of six....admitting to a drink in the future no matter how small you will be revoked and the one year abstination and medical evidence will start again.....
Thanks, I am going to keep in contact with the gp I spoke to last week.
 

Compaq22

New member
Hi there new member here i got caught drink driving over 25 years ago and have just reapplied for my licence I got a letter today saying I am a High-Risk offender (Never been caught driving in 25 years).
I need to book my medical ,What i am wondering is what sort of questions do they ask? Iv only ever been to the Doctors for sick notes and if its just a blank sheet i leave at the medical im thinking that they will think im lyning,If you know what i mean.
Thanks
 

price1367

TTC Group
Hi there new member here i got caught drink driving over 25 years ago and have just reapplied for my licence I got a letter today saying I am a High-Risk offender (Never been caught driving in 25 years).
I need to book my medical ,What i am wondering is what sort of questions do they ask? Iv only ever been to the Doctors for sick notes and if its just a blank sheet i leave at the medical im thinking that they will think im lyning,If you know what i mean.
Thanks
These are the questions you can expect to be asked at your medical, together with a CDT test that reports on your alcohol consumption in the past few weeks.
You should aim to be drinking within the government guidelines which are currently up to 14 units per week, with a gap between drinking ‘episodes’.

 
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