Proving I've never blacked out

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Hi there,

Approximately 3-4 months ago I was accused of having a blackout. I know that I didn't have a blackout and believe this accusation was purely stated to get me into trouble.

I now find myself in the position whereby my driving licence has been revoked. The DVLA are requesting I provide evidence that shows I did not suffer any form of blackout. Is this even possible?

I have provided a brain MRI and an ECG to date but this has been insufficient.

Thank you.

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  • Posted

    Was there anyone to witness this? How did the DVLA become aware of it in the first place? Someone close to me  put down the wrong answers on their form and it's taking a long time to sort out. keep me posted!
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    Anonymous complaint apparently. I have provided a witness statement (partner of 5 years), neurologist clinical opinion, gp supporting letter that there's no background, brain MRI and a ECG test all came back fine.

    Despite all of this evidence they still require more, but won't tell me what. If I ask what they require they tell me to discuss it with my consultant. My consultant doesn't know what else to do, other than to contact the Doctor who refused it (so that's in the pipeline just now).

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      I don't know what else to suggest other than your MP. You seem to have complied with everything. This is what makes me so annoyed with anonymous reports. If they are listening to this complaint then I feel you have the right to know who it is. Is it someone with a grudge against you? 
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    I do think it's a possible grudge by my last employer.

    I spoke with a lawyer regarding appeal, but due to them not officially rejecting the licence but simply just withholding it pending me handing evidence in then the lawyer cannot appeal just yet but since the evidence appears to be impossible to obtain and them not informing me of what to provide, it'll go nowhere further.

    I have written to my local mp regarding the DVLA unreasonably withholding my licence and indeed my livelihood as a bus driver.

    I'm hoping he can help :-(.

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    • Posted

      Yes but what further evidence are they asking for? Have you asked them also have you told them about your previous employer or someone reporting it on their behalf? 

      Is is this not bordering discrimination or intimidation now?

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    Another thought is who is paying for your loss of income at present?
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      That's the thing. I asked what evidence they required as I openly offer to take any test or scan they would like, however instead of telling me which scan/test to have conducted they have simply stated I need to provide more evidence and will not elaborate or specify. This has stumped me, my doctor and a consultant neurologist with regards to what steps we should take next.

      I've also had to seek other employment (which is costing a fortune on travel). My last job (busses) sacked me for losing my licence (something I suspect the manager of falesly reporting me in the first place).

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      Why don't you or your solicitor put in a complaint to the DVLA direct?   That way they will have to respond to any question you put to them as long as you put it as a question. 
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      They've now informed me that I need to provide evidence that there is less than 2% chance of a blackout recurring or 20% for my car, but the woman on the phone isn't medically trained with regards to advising me how exactly to prove this and won't put me through to someone who is due to them not accepting calls from the general public.

      Anyone any ideas on what tests might prove this?

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