DVLA medical drink driving test
The DVLA medical drink driving test is in place to make sure each driver who has had their driving privileged suspend for an alcohol related offence are now fit to drive a vehicle once their suspension has expired. This is required when the suspended driver is reapplying for their driving license because they are classified as high risk.
The disqualification for drink driving can be for 12 months or more depending on the severity of the conviction. 90 days before the suspension is to end, a person can begin the process of obtaining a driving license by filling out and submitting a D27 form.
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Once the DVLA office receives the form, a doctor is chosen to conduct the medical examination. The details about the exam are sent to the applicant and will include the doctor’s name and the location of his office. It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule the appointment with the doctor. There is a fee for this test and must be paid at the time of the exam.
What is included in the medical test?
The medical exam has three parts to it.
What causes a failure in the medical test?
An applicant will fail the test if they are unable to show there has been no alcohol abuse in the past 6 months. They also must prove there has been no alcohol dependency in the past 12 months. The physical examination and the CDT test will expose the applicant alcohol use. When the exam is failed the applicant can reapply after waiting for a year.
The DVLA medical drink driving test is in place to help make the roads safer from those who have been convicted of drinking and driving. After the driving license is obtained a DR10 car insurance specialist should be contacted so the vehicle they will be operating will have insurance coverage. The DR10 endorsements on the driving license for having a drink driving offence will be classified as spent after 5 years from the date of the conviction.
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