Today, at very long last, I got my Driving license back. It comes with such a sense of relief and freedom! Being without it has been hard but what makes it worse is the length of time the DVLA take. I had been told that it takes up to 6 weeks just for your letter to be opened and then scanned onto their system so it can then be actioned by the staff! That to me, if nothing else, is a complete ignorance of what its like to be without your license and, as brain injury sufferers, the sense of independence and freedom the licence gives to us. My tip when dealing with the DVLA is this - if you can, hand deliver your application forms/ medical certificates to the DVLA offices. I did that with my fitness to drive certificate from my GP and had my licence back within a matter of days. Rock on!!
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