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Driving Licence Revamp for Diabetics

Fri, 23 Dec 2011

Driving licence application forms for diabetics are going to be rewritten further to an intervention from David Cameron and complaints about EU rules about diabetics' fitness to drive being confusing and far to harshly interpreted by UK authorities.

Drivers who have to take insulin to manage their diabetes are not obtaining licences nor able to renew them under a directive which bars them should they have two "severe" hypoglycemic attacks from a decrease in blood sugar levels within a year.

Certain changes to the application forms and guidance have to be clarified from Brussels as to whether this refers to all such attacks or only those in waking hours.

The charity UK has criticised another section another part of the form, issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), for being to reliant on the subjective assessment of licence applicants about how aware they are of the onset of the attacks, which bring about symptoms like blurred vision, fatigue and loss of concentration.
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