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 from January 1997 onwards you will need your D4 medical to apply for a C1 provisional licence, and subsequently train and pass the test to drive C1 vehicles (if your motorhome is over 3.5 tonne). This is because drivers who passed their test after 1996 do not automatically obtain a C1 licence.
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.
Your medical assessment will also include checks for other standards that need to be met by drivers of motorhomes and other similar sized vehicles. The questionnaire to be completed with the help of our doctor will cover a range of health and medical issues including epilepsy, seizures, diabetes, and several other medical conditions that may impair your ability to be in charge of a motorhome or other vehicle.
Our doctor will complete your D4 form based on the answers you provide relating to your medical history, medications and the findings of your examination. The whole process of carrying out a HGV medical should usually take around 10-20 minutes but this does depend on your health and medical history.
A C1 licence required to drive a motorhome and heavier vehicles is not a given for motorists once they reach the age of 70, at which point they are required to undertake a medical in order to continue to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. We simplify the process by providing a cost-effective solution that gets it done for you in around 20 minutes.
Some of the benefits of getting a motorhome medical with D4Drivers include:
Book your motorhome driver medical appointment at a time that suits you by calling 0300 30 30 668 or book online now.
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
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