When you reach 70 you need to undertake a D4 medical examination to renew your C1 licence to drive motorhomes and other vehicles over 3.5 tonne.
If you passed your driving test before 1997 you automatically obtained this C1 licence through ‘grandfather rights’ but a medical is required when you turn 70 in order for you to retain C1 entitlements for another 3 years.
From our experience many drivers consider giving up the C1 licence at 70 as they believe there is a great cost involved to renew it for 3 years but this is not the case. D4Drivers will arrange for a GMC registered Doctor to complete your D4 medical when it suits you for only £55, leaving you able to enjoy your motoring for another 3 years for minimal cost.
If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you will be entitled to drive:
⦁ Category B- vehicle up to 3,500kg, with trailer up to 750kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)
⦁ Category B+E- as above but with a trailer over 750kg
⦁ Category C1- vehicle between 3,500kg-7,500kg with trailer up to 750kg MAM.
⦁ Category C1E(107)- Vehicle between 3,500kg-7,500kg with trailer over 750kg. (107:Total weight must not exceed 8,250kg MAM).
Category C1 and C1E are known as grandfather rights and as mentioned above must be renewed at the age of 70 and every 3 years after this.
Our Doctor will complete your full D4 medical for only £55. Your 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.
Please Bring to your D4 medical:
At 70 it was necessary to have a medical to continue to drive my motorhome. I can’t believe how quick and easy the process was with D4Drivers. All completed in about 20 mins. Well doneAL, TrustPilot
D4Drivers will continue to provide our vital driver medical service to our customers during the current lockdowns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
As we fall under the Government's list of key workers and help keep HGV and PCV drivers, as well as taxi drivers and paramedics on the road we will remain fully open throughout the lockdowns. You are still able to attend medical appointments during these restrictions, as confirmed by gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home.
All of our clinics are going ahead with additional safety precautions in place. As our phone lines are very busy at the moment please do not call us to ask if your appointment is going ahead. If there is any change to your appointment we will contact you immediately.
You can feel safe in the knowledge that when you attend your appointment with D4Drivers extra precautions have been taken to ensure you are in a COVID safe environment, including regular cleaning of all surfaces and equipment and strict PPE and social distancing measures.