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Re: [IPk] 7.5 ton licence!

Yeah it takes a while, but you don't need any letter. So long as you are fit
to drive you can drive.
I had my medical for driving a train today. I passed all the usual tests,
Weight, Height Hearing, vision ECG etc I then had about an hour long
interview with the doctor probing my knowledge and understanding of my
diabetes. It seemed to go quite well and the doc said he would let me drive
trains if he could Legally do so. I'll have to wait and see what happens
because it is to be decided by a panel of doctors with legal expertise.
Apparently it's all down to the interpretation of the word "Likely". As in
Likely to go white and floppy at the wheel. (although trains don't really
have wheels in that sense)

On 6/12/06, Angela Tyson-Davies <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Thanks Steve, do you find it takes about 3 months to get it sorted?  I
> always end up with no licence for a month or 2 and have to get them to
> write
> a letter to confirm i can legally drive, just incase i get stopped!  Maybe
> its just because im a woman driver!!  I have found my control is now
> fantastic, i may have signed an agreement to say my Dr can take it away if
> he thinks im not suitable but he would have to kill me first!  It was
> worth
> the fight to get it, i love my new life!
> Angela
> >From: "steve baker" <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] 7.5 ton licence!
> >Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2006 16:22:28 +0100
> >
> >I have the C1 + E and I don't expect to have any problems keeping it. My
> >control has improved not got worse. I think it's largely down to the Dr
> >filling in the tick sheet. Mine is going through now, I'm sure It will be
> >fine. I am also having medical for a shunter/ manouverer (train driver)
> on
> >monday!
> >
> >On 6/10/06, Angela Tyson-Davies <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi
> > > Does any body here still have there 7.5 ton lorry licence?  I have a
> big
> > > battle with DVLA every year when i renew mine and i was wondering how
> >they
> > > will cope when i tell them im on a pump.  My biggest problem with them
> >is
> > > that they dont like your blood to drop below 4 and you have to show 3
> > > months
> > > of results which prove this, im now finding that often before meals im
> > > down
> > > to 3.8.  i always check my blood before driving but DVLA are not very
> > > understanding, i know they are trying to keep the roads safe but im
> not
> > > looking forward to the responce i might get this year!!  I have a
> nasty
> > > feeling they might use this as an exscuse to take away my 7.5 ton
> >licence.
> > > Angela.
> > > .
> >.
> .
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