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Can anyone help with this conundrum:
I have short term medical licence (3 years) which expired in May. Now, due to Covid, the DVLA have been unable to schedule the eye test I need to reissue my licence. However, I have received a letter from the DVLA stating that as long as I’m fit to drive (I am, I have my eyes checked at the hospital and optician regularly) then I can continue to do so under section 88.
Here’s the rub: I’m due to collect my wife’s new Motability vehicle in few weeks time and Motability systems cannot add me as a named driver, because of my expired licence.
I was told to:
- Call the DVLA and ask them to give permission to Motability to check my licence manually
- Call Motability and ask them to check my licence manually.
No one knows if this will actually work – neither the dealer (not their responsibility anyway) nor Motability helpline themselves have been unable to state if it will.
Has anyone else tried to call the DVLA recently? I’ve been trying on and off for 3 months!
And, please, don’t suggest I get a Licence Check code from the DVLA automated service. Motability won’t accept it because (ready for this) it is not GDPR compliant. Speaking on the phone is GDPR compliant apparently, but going through an Identity Proving Process and getting a code that allows whomever I choose to view my license details is not? Sigh.
My mother in law has put her name down as a Named Driver just to ensure we got the car we wanted, but she won’t really want to drive it, and I need it for work anyway.
Long story short – I can’t get my name on to any sort of paperwork or document that would allow me to drive the car.
Has anyone been in similar situation and successfully resolved it?