Fitness to drive
Explains the rights that you have to drive, what information you need to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and how to appeal if your driving licence is taken away.
How to find an advocate
If you're in hospital, you can also contact the:
In some situations, you may be legally entitled to the support of an advocate. For more information, see our page on your legal rights to advocacy.
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Maintains registers of drivers and vehicles.
Professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a searchable directory of solicitors.
This information was published in January 2023. We will revise it in 2026.
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