Quick Answer: Can I Drive While DVLA Have My Licence?

Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?

Please direct all enquiries to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at 0300 123 9000.

Operating Hours: DVLA’s operating hours are from 8 a.m.

to 7 p.m.

from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m.

to 2 p.m.

on Saturday..

How long do you have to send off for your driving license?

Although it could take up to three weeks for you to receive your updated photocard in the post, you don’t need to wait for it to arrive before you drive. As long as your car is taxed and insured, you’re good to go. Contact the DVLA if your new licence hasn’t arrived within three weeks of passing your test.

What do codes on driving Licence mean?

Driving licence codes are slightly different. They display what conditions you must meet to drive your car. For example, your driving licence will display a certain code if you need glasses or contact lenses to drive. Other codes include whether you’re an organ donor or if your car needs certain modifications.

Can I drive while my Licence is being exchanged UK?

Whilst you are allowed to drive in Great Britain on your original licence, you can still exchange your foreign licence for a UK one at any time if you so wish. If the EU/EFTA licence that you currently hold was exchanged for a licence from a non-EU country then you’ll only be able to use it for 12 months.

Can you drive while waiting for your full Licence?

During the time you are waiting for your full driving licence to arrive, none of these rules apply, meaning that once you pass, you don’t need to display L plates and you can drive on the motorway, even though you haven’t yet received your full licence.

What happens to my car insurance when I pass my test?

Insurance companies will tell you that once you have passed the test, you can drive independently and are therefore a much higher risk – hence the huge increase. After passing the driving test, some insurance companies who cover the learner driver will more than quadruple the policy price when fully qualified.

What is the largest vehicle you can drive on a car Licence?

You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg). You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer is not more than 3,500kg. You can drive motor tricycles with a power output higher than 15kW if you are over 21 years old.

Can I drive while my Licence is with DVLA?

Section 88 of The Road Traffic Act 1988 may allow you to continue driving even though you do not hold a current driving licence. In practice, this will be when you have applied to the DVLA to renew your licence, but the licence expires (runs out) while we are processing the application.

What medical conditions can stop you driving?

Notifiable conditions are anything that could affect your ability to drive safely, including: Epilepsy. Strokes….Why should I disclose a medical condition for driving?Heart conditions.Stroke or mini stroke.Diabetes.Physical disability.Brain condition or severe head injury.Visual impairment.Epilepsy.

Do you need to tell DVLA about depression?

You must tell DVLA if your depression affects your ability to drive safely. You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

What illness do you have to tell the DVLA?

If you have a mental illness or are taking medication that may affect your driving, you need to tell the DVLA. Other mental health conditions you’ll need to declare to the DVLA include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Personality Disorder. This is because of the potential for them to affect behaviour.

Can I drive without my license on me UK?

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to carry your driving licence with you when you are driving. However, it is strongly recommended. A Police Officer can ask to see your licence at any time and if you do not produce it immediately, then you will have to produce it to a Police Station within 7 days.

How long do DVLA take to make a decision?

three weeksIf a decision can be made based on the information you originally provided, DVLA aims to make a decision within three weeks. If DVLA need more information about your medical condition, they aim to make a decision within 90 working days.

How long does it take DVLA to send Licence back?

within 3 weeksIf your licence is sent to DVLA because you’ve changed your address, it’ll be returned to you within 3 weeks.

What vehicles can I drive with my driving Licence?

For example, when you pass your car test – a category B will appear on your driving licence. A B1 driving licence category would be motor vehicles not exceeding 550kg and a C1 category driving licence (large goods vehicle) allows you to drive vehicles weighing between 3,500 and 7,500kg.

Do doctors inform DVLA?

As it stands doctors do not need a patient’s consent to inform the DVLA, which is legally responsible for deciding whether a person is medically fit to drive, when a patient has continued driving in such instances.

What’s the average price of a driving lesson?

£24Driving lessons Lesson prices vary from instructor and location, however the average cost for a driving lesson in the UK is £24, according to the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). You can either opt to go through a driving school, or seek a qualified, independent driving instructor.

Do DVLA check medical records?

He continued: “The DVLA is dependent on drivers making them aware of any medical conditions that will prevent them from driving. … However, an applicant’s medical records are not usually made available to the occupational doctor.