What Is Involved In A Driver Medical?

Taking any kind of medical can be daunting and we are often asked about what is involved in a driver medical. Your driver medical consists of an eyesight test using a snellen chart, blood pressure checks to ensure your BP meets DVLA criteria and a questionnaire regarding your medical history. You will be asked questions regarding a range of issues such as epilepsy, seizures, insulin treated diabetes, and many other forms of medical conditions in order to ascertain if you meet the conditions not to be refused for a group 2 licence.


What Age Do You Take A Driver Medical?

You must undertake a driver medical to obtain your provisional category C licence. The age you take a driver medical – LGV/Bus medical – is 45 and then every five years following this. You need to take one annually once you have turned 65.


Is There An Age Restriction When Getting An LGV Licence?

There is an age restriction when getting an LGV licence – you must be at least 18 years of age to acquire your LGV licence.
Have you turned 18 and want to gain your LGV licence? Contact us today to book you in the next step in your driving career.


What Vehicles Are Classed As LGV?

Do you know what vehicles are classed as LGV or HGV? Any vehicle over the weight of 3500kg (7716lb) is classed as a large goods vehicle or heavy goods vehicle.


What Is The Difference Between LGV Cat C And LGV Cat C&E Licences?

The LGV Cat C licence covers vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg. The Cat C&E licence covers vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers over 750kg.


What Is The Difference Between LGV And HGV?

There is no difference between LGV and HGV! HGV stands for Heavy Goods Vehicle and LGV stands for Large Goods Vehicle which is a newer EU term.


What Is CPC?

CPC stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. It is received when a driver has completed 35 hours of periodic training.
Interested in receiving your CPC? Contact us today to find out more about the periodic CPC training we offer at Sure Call Driver Training.


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