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    i'm now 64. I gave up driving a year ago. my legs simply stopped working. I felt them pack up on my way to work one day. I parked up there and then. in a power chair now and I get around fine.

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    Thank you all for you input I値l let you know how I get on with my assessment.

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    Sorry meant to post a follow up. Had my assessment, was very relaxed as was said by others here. They got the test centre manager from Kings Lynn to do it, came up with a test route just for me, turns out after all my stressing it痴 not a pass or fail thing,report goes off to head office and I値l find out in 6 weeks. By that time I would have given my car up anyway.

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    Spooky got the letter this morning. Going over to an annual medical review licence, at least I can choose when to surrender it and not the indignity of having it revoked.

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    That’s better news Jim. I assume you can renew your car or extend it but I don’t know the rules on this situation.

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    Barry
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    Annual medical assessment I’m guessing. I’ve stopped teaching as it was just getting so much of a struggle getting out of the car, going to give the car up at the end of the month for cost as well as safety reasons

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    Mick finally got his letter Thursday. They decided that hes fit to drive a car, hgv and his motorbike! theres no chance on the last 2. he drove the other wk but dont think he will carry on, he will let me do the driving from now on!

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    Great news Shrew but maybe not so good for you. I think it’s better to decide for yourself providing you feel safe to drive rather than having it forced on you. There are many adaptations for cars that can make it easier for people with disabilities.

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    Barry
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    My husband had to give up driving in June 2017 the same week he gave up work. He just wasn't safe. He did try a gadget on the steering wheel to make it turn easier, but sadly that didn't help for long. Obviously you need to be safe to drive. It is so sad. He applied for ESA and PIP and got them. He was waiting for follow up assessments when he was diagnosed with MND in Oct 2017. The specialist nurses used the DS1500 to fast track his claims and he got the highest amounts all back dated. Hope this helps

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    Just to add my 2 pennies worth, I now have a 3 year licence, having completely confused the DVLA or whatever they now called now after my reporting that I used a double cable brake on my bicycle when they assumed I meant I was using a double cable brake on my motorcycle!

    It is interesting what I could have driven but I now cannot including a road roller up to 20 tonnes and a double-decker bus, although not for hire and reward.

    So sticking to our dear old automatic Mitsubishi, for the time being, and even getting round to use my paddle of my left hand to operate the indicator stalk and automatic gear lever, after being reassured by a driving instructor that I had a session with, that I had enough power to do it

    Best of all

    Andy
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    ​Diagnosed 03/2015. Limb onset (arm) sporadic ALS/MND.

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