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    Telling DVLA

    Hi

    Does anyone know what level of disability requires the DVLA to be informed? It didn't cross my mind until my car insurance asked the question. I can drive a normal car, however as my left leg is where my problems are, I get very sore, so have bought an automatic. It's the first time I have owned a car or got insurance since my disability started, so all very new to me.

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    Hi V81.

    https://www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving

    If in doubt advise them, then you know you've covered every avenue.

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    you need to inform them if the nature of your disability requires you to drive an automatic car where you used to drive a manual one.

    I know this as i have just filled in the forms to tell them about my neurothopy in my feet, and this was one of the questions on the form i had to fill in

    JUliex

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    Quote Originally Posted by candy1567 View Post
    you need to inform them if the nature of your disability requires you to drive an automatic car where you used to drive a manual one.

    I know this as i have just filled in the forms to tell them about my neurothopy in my feet, and this was one of the questions on the form i had to fill in

    JUliex
    Best to keep a copy and send recorded delivery.

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    Hi V81, you stated " I can drive a normal car" therefore you don't need to contact the DVLA unless you can't do so safely.

    I have similar problems to you i.e. I prefer driving an auto because constant clutching makes my left leg ache.

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    You yourself will know how safe you are when driving.

    When I told the DVLA they added restrictions to my driving licence. It says must drive vehicles with suitable adaptations.

    I'm also banned from driving a motorbike, tank and tractor! I have no intention of driving any of them. lol

    Their interpretation of 'adapted vehicle' covers automatic, hand or feet controls etc - very broad brush.

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    Often its too confusing and degree needed to understand language used.

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    As someone said above, if in doubt, declare it anyway so that your covered. It sounds like your already making adaptions to accommodate your disability in opting for an automatic.

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    If there is any doubt whatsoever always taking best and finest course of action to declare

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    Something of interest and related to this thread in the news today...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34912771

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