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How to get DVLA driving assessment


Registered User
Feb 2, 2016
My husband been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, his GP sent Email to DVLA, he has received a letter telling him to stop driving, he’s not been offered a driving assessment, can we apply for one or do we have to accept decision?
Thanks 😊


Registered User
Mar 1, 2013
How well do you know your Dr? How well does your Dr know your husband?

Do you think he sent the Email to DVLA as part of a process of dignosing dementia, or that he thinks your husband really shouldnt drive any more?

What do you think? Should he? If he is in anyway 'borderline' should be able to/shouldn't, then please just accept the decision


Registered User
Sep 9, 2018
Mid Lincs
We requested an assessment, because the DVLA stopped my husband upon being told (by us) he had a diagnosis, they weren't aware of how bad or not it was, because we weren't asked. His driving was still good.
When we spoke to the consultant she said much depends on your history and what you have done in the past to how quickly or slowly certain abilities deteriorate. It was a 7month wait for the assessment, they passed him with flying colours but it is down to DVLA Drs to approve and then it took 1month for him to receive his licence.