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Post by Dynamic on Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:09 pm

I have to reapply for my driving licence at the beginning of November as I shall be 70.  I seem to have read somewhere that if I apply on line I may not be covered for all the classifications currently on my licence.   My 2010 Ford based Duetto is 3500Kg and I am concerned I may not be allowed to drive it after renewal.    Can anyone clarify for me?

I have looked on the DVLA website and read I can submit a D1 application form in the post which may be a solution.
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Post by Tinwheeler on Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:13 pm

You can drive a vehicle up to 3500kg on a 'standard' B car licence. 

I renewed mine at 70 on line with no trouble at all. In fact, with the current delays at DVLA, I’d suggest it’s the best way to do it unless you really need the C licence which involves a medical check.


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Post by Dynamic on Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:07 pm

Many thanks Tinwheeler.  I will follow your advice.  I have been confusing myself!
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Post by Tinwheeler on Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:35 pm

We've all done it. It's expected at our age hugegrins
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:30 pm

It does also affect your towing rights, which may or may not be a problem for you?

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Post by Tinwheeler on Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:56 pm

Dynamic wrote:Many thanks Tinwheeler.  I will follow your advice.  I have been confusing myself!

Well I did it too. I confused B, C and D confused3

I've now corrected my earlier post and apologise for adding to the confusion.

It’s the B car licence that allows you to drive a vehicle up to 3500kg and, depending when you passed your test, you can tow plenty with that - witness the over 70 caravanners out there.

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Post by Dynamic on Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:35 pm

Many thanks again!  I passed my test in 1969 so am OK fortunately.  I do not tow , that is why I have the camper which I love!   
I shall follow your advice and apply on-line.
Thanks again.  Sue
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Post by Mike187 on Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:54 pm

This thread reminded me my licence needs renewing in November, but just found out that they are being extended by 11 months if it expires between 1st February and 31st December  [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  

I wasn’t aware of this so I thought I would post it in case anyone else missed it.

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Post by inspiredron on Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:16 pm

I was 79 in July  so mine was due it's 3rd renewal. I realised that I had not had the usual reminder 3 months in advance so went on line in June to renew and my new licence arrived in just a few days, as usual. I hadn't seen the extension referred to above.
Quite interesting that my 17 year old grandson who passed his test for group B a few weeks ago can drive an agricultural tractor with an unlimited trailer weight. Recently he towed a hay trailer 29 miles - total MAM around 9 tonnes!  I suspect that I could do the same with my Group f entitlement even though I gave up my C1 at 70!

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