How To Renew Driving Licence At 70 Years Old?
What happens when you reach 70 years old with a driving licence?
After reaching 70 years old, your driving licence will automatically expire, to continue driving you must apply for a new licence. The easiest way to renew your license is online, this can also be done via the post. After applying for your new driving licence, you will be required to renew your licence every three years. Driving without renewing your license is illegal and can result in fines.
To renew online, you must provide information such as:
• Home Addresses From The Last 3 Years
• Your National Insurance Number
• Valid UK Passport Number
• Any Medical Conditions
Whether you have applied for a new license online or via post, there’s a medical declaration section of the application that must be completed. This section requires information regarding your medical history, any conditions that you have and confirmation that your eyesight meets the requirements for driving. These questions should be answered as to ensure that you’re safe to drive. In certain cases, you may be required to have a medical examination and have the application signed off by a doctor who can assess you.
If you are diagnosed with any medical conditions between renewals or while you are holding a valid driving license, you must notify the DVLA as soon as possible.
Conditions that can affect your ability to drive may include:
• Parkinson’s disease
• Heart Conditions
• Physical Impairments
• Visual Impairments
• Sleep Apnea or Fainting
After submitting your application your new licence could take up to 3 weeks to arrive in the post, this may be quicker if you submitted an online application.
If your old licence is still valid and in date, you can continue to drive as usual while waiting for an updated licence to arrive.
For further guidance or questions, you can always visit the government or DVLA website. For a quick and easy renewal follow the guidelines above and you should have a replacement delivered shortly!