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Concrete Jungle
http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/dvla-mix-u...m-job-1-7019016
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A young haulage driver said he is unable to work and out of pocket because of a DVLA mistake.


Lewis Fishwick, 20, of Greencroft, Penwortham, clocked up six points during the first two years of holding his licence, leading to it being revoked under Government rules.

But in April the DVLA allowed him to reapply, and after passing tests he set up his own business and took out finance out on a lorry.

He was making a good living until another letter arrived from the DVLA on November 28, saying a mistake had been made.

Lewis said: “They said I shouldn’t have been allowed my licence back until I was 21 which is next April. It was instantly revoked again and so now I can’t legally drive, I’m not able to do my job, but I’ve still got payments to keep up.

“I don’t think it’s fair that they can take my licence off me again five months after making a mistake when I’ve got myself sorted out with work and agreements.”

Lewis has taken legal advice, but has been told there is nothing he can do.

A DVLA spokesman said: “We hold over 45 million driver records and issue over 10 million driving licences a year, and mistakes are very rare.

“In this case an administrative error occurred and we have apologised to Mr Fishwick for any inconvenience caused.”
StuartBu
"“They said I shouldn’t have been allowed my licence back until I was 21"

Revoked licences are mentioned in here quite a lot but while the advice is that you can reapply immediately I've never seen the question of age being mentioned but I see he has been caught by this rule.

"Drivers of Large Good Vehicles under the age of 21 who have three penalty points or a period of disqualification on their driving licence lose their entitlement to drive LGVs and can only reapply to have the vocational entitlement reinstated on their 21st birthday."

More bureaucratic nonsense . Fat lot of good the DVLA apology will do for someone who was working successfully .
oldstoat
Rules are rules. He broke them by totting up six points. I would not want such a reckless driver behind the wheel of an HGV.
StuartBu
QUOTE (oldstoat @ Sun, 28 Dec 2014 - 13:03) *
Rules are rules. He broke them by totting up six points. I would not want such a reckless driver behind the wheel of an HGV.


And in April 2015????
albert2008
may have calmed down by then,
oldstoat
it was not just speeding though. it was also for insecure load falling off his lorry. Plus he should have lost his LGV category after getting three points. So if he did not then he was lucky
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