If you are told that you must stop driving, the DVLA must:
- explain why it has made this decision
- tell you if and when you can reapply for a driving licence
- tell you about your right to appeal against its decision
If you want to appeal the decision, you will need to make a written application to your local Magistrates Court within 6 months of your licence being refused or revoked. You will need evidence, including medical evidence, to support your argument that the DVLA made the wrong decision and that you are fit to drive.
It is a good idea to get legal advice from a solicitor who specialises in motoring/driving offences before doing this to find out whether you have a good case.
There is no legal aid available to appeal the DVLA’s decision, so you will have to pay for any legal assistance. If you lose you might also have to pay the DVLA's legal costs, so the process can be expensive.
This information was published in September 2016. We will revise it in 2018.