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Re: [IPk] voluntary surrender of driving licence

Ah, actually that makes sense because you have to reapply to get it 
back. I guess it's different if you're never intending to reapply, then 
there's no real need to actively surrender it (as long as you don't drive).
I know John Neale had to surrender his temporarily when he had seizures 
(which turned out to be related to his brain tumour - not that anyone 
ever thuoght they were diabetes-related)

On 28/06/2011 22:41, Brenda Cookson wrote:
> we have been told that the regulations surrounding seizures have changed. I
> know when he applied for his licence they only asked about day time hypos
> requiring third party assistance and his seizures would count as night time
 > ones. Apparently you now have to tell them about any seizures, irrespective
> the cause, and the licence has to be surrendered for 6 months. You can then
 > reapply and should be granted a licence if you are seizure free. However, I
> looking into it further. I have already found out that there is an online
> document about the medical regulations that only medics have access to, which
> seems odd. Possibly a suitable candidate for a Freedom of Information
> request!
> Brenda, mum of David, 21, (call me Dave) diagnosed 30 May 04, finally found
> gainful albeit temporary employment nearly 9 months after graduating from the
> University of York, still looking for something more lucrative and
> challenging.
>> Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 22:32:21 +0100
>> From: email @ redacted
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] voluntary surrender of driving licence
>> Hi Brenda
>> I'm surprised he actually has to surrender his licence - when I lost my
>> licence due to my sight I didn't have to surrender it, in fact I still
>> have it (though it expired long ago). As long as he doesn't drive, I
>> doubt anyone's going to actually ask for the licence.
>> But if you do want to actually surrender it, maybe just put
>> "diabetes-related seizures" or even "suspected diabetes-related seizures".
>> Di
>> On 28/06/2011 22:24, Brenda Cookson wrote:
>>> David has been told that because of his seizure that the will be unable
> to
>>> drive for 6 months. The form you fill in in order to surrender your
> licence
>>> asks for diagnosis. What are you supposed to put? I wouldn't have thought
> it
>>> was correct to put 'daibetes' but 'seizure' is not a diagnosis, it's a
>> symptom
>>> of a condition.
>>> Brenda,
>>> .
>> .
> .
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