The DVLA warns older drivers that they should do something before 2022, otherwise they could be fined heavily.
The driving license authorities have asked those who will be 70 years old next year to ensure that they renew their driver’s license.
When drivers reach the age of 70, they must renew their driver’s license every three years to ensure that they can continue to drive.
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If you do not renew your driver’s license, you will no longer be allowed to drive after your 70th birthday.
If you keep driving, your driver’s license and car insurance will be invalid and you will commit a serious crime that can be punished with hefty fines, including a hefty fine and the confiscation of your car by the police.
Anyone turning 70 next year should receive a D46P application form 90 days before their 70th birthday and every three years thereafter.
If you don’t receive a letter, you can either renew online or by mail.
However, if an elderly driver has an illness or disability that could affect your ability to drive, you must notify the DVLA of this, even if your driving license does not yet need to be renewed.
This also applies if your condition has worsened since your driver’s license was issued.
It is a legal obligation for you to notify the DVLA of certain conditions. If you have an accident in which you did not declare your health status, you may not be covered by your insurance or you may be fined.
What requirements do you have to inform the DVLA about?
Some of the medical conditions you need to specify are:
- Diabetes – when treated with insulin
- any chronic neurological disease, such as multiple sclerosis
- any condition that affects both eyes or complete loss of vision in one eye.
After you have communicated this to the DVLA, it will make a decision based on the information you have provided and can ask you to take a driving test, an eye test or a driving evaluation.