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DVLA issues new driving guidelines

22 June 2012

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued new guidelines aimed at making it easier for people with type 1 diabetes to understand new driver licensing rules.

The new rules were recently introduced to comply with an EU Directive but there have been many claims that the application forms were misleading. The misleading nature of some of the questions on the medical questionnaire meant that some people were providing the wrong answers so their driving licence applications could not be granted.

Following these concerns the DVLA agreed to implement a number of changes to the form to make sure information for drivers is clear and easily understood, such as clarifying what is meant by a ‘severe hypoglycaemic event’.

Read the new driver licensing guidelines

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