My licence expired at the end of last March (I have been on a 3 year licence since becoming an insulin dependent diabetic) and I had applied for a replacement last February and completed the medical questionnaire, including details of my ataxia which I had included on every application since being diagnosed with ataxia. I received a letter allowing me to continue driving under section 88, whilst my application was considered. Now, after 9 months, they (the DVLA) have told me to have a driving assessment.
I can understand the request for an assessment and I don't mind having one but why ask for it after telling them of my ataxia some 9 months ago. Surely it would make sense to have the driving assessment upon receipt of my medical details (oh sorry, I am dealing with a Government Department where common sense is not very common!).
Has anyone else had a similar experience with the DVLA?