‘Renew your licence’ offer to woman who gave up driving

Issue 741

A PARTIALLY-SIGHTED woman received a driving licence renewal request – 18 years after giving hers up.

Imelda Marsden, 69, of Quarryfields, Mirfield, was sent the papers unsolicited last week by the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA).

But she says she handed her licence back in 1998 after deciding her eyesight posed a risk to other road users.

Imelda is 70 in August and the forms gave instructions on how people that age and older can renew.

It also stated: “Our records show that your driving licence ends at midnight on 24/08/2016.”

She said: “While I found it quite amusing, you have to wonder how many more people in the same situation have had such a letter and at what cost.

“I telephoned the DVLA and they said it was a computer that sent the forms out automatically.”

Imelda, now registered partially blind, added she knew her driving days were over.

She said: “I had difficulty seeing things at night and you also haven’t the same abilities as you get older.”

Imelda called on others who insist on driving to consider the consequences and that all older motorists should face regular re-tests.

She said: “There was that awful case in the news recently of the 80-year-old woman who mowed down eight girls. Older drivers should be checked out regularly because they can be a menace on the roads.”

A spokesman for the DVLA said: “We write to everyone who has a current licence which is about to expire.

“In this case, we didn’t receive notification that the person had surrended their licence.”

In This Weeks News

‘Renew your licence’ offer to woman who gave up driving
‘Renew your licence’ offer to woman who gave up driving Read More
North of Westminster by Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen
North of Westminster by Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen Read More
Blood spots led to charity shop burglar
Blood spots led to charity shop burglar Read More
How a hangman haunted by his work was saved from suicide
How a hangman haunted by his work was saved from suicide Read More
Revised homes plan for historic hotel site
Revised homes plan for historic hotel site Read More
200th birthday treats for fans of Charlotte Bronte
200th birthday treats for fans of Charlotte Bronte Read More
Racist abuser ‘ashamed’ of comments
Racist abuser ‘ashamed’ of comments Read More
TV teacher banned from the classroom
TV teacher banned from the classroom Read More
£1,500 could save  a life ...
£1,500 could save a life ... Read More
Tax arrears councillors must quit – Tory leader
Tax arrears councillors must quit – Tory leader Read More
Blind teenager in four-day tandem ride from London
Blind teenager in four-day tandem ride from London Read More
Mildred’s back with her little quackers...
Mildred’s back with her little quackers... Read More
Hospitals face winter squeeze
Hospitals face winter squeeze Read More
Tug-of-war MP helps pull in cancer cash
Tug-of-war MP helps pull in cancer cash Read More
LEADERSHIP CRISIS: Kirklees Tories won’t budge as Pandor tries to rally support
LEADERSHIP CRISIS: Kirklees Tories won’t budge as Pandor tries to rally support Read More
JO COX
JO COX Read More
Your Letters
Your Letters Read More
Blain finally gets his batting reward
Blain finally gets his batting reward Read More
Moorlands target first Heavy Woollen Cup success
Moorlands target first Heavy Woollen Cup success Read More
Hanging Heaton make ground on close rivals
Hanging Heaton make ground on close rivals Read More
Batley lead the way in Championship A
Batley lead the way in Championship A Read More
Big names to lead Cummins' junior academy
Big names to lead Cummins' junior academy Read More
Moor slip up again
Moor slip up again Read More
Celtic hit for 60
Celtic hit for 60 Read More
Trojans suffer BARLA National Cup hangover
Trojans suffer BARLA National Cup hangover Read More
Girls' delight at tour opportunity
Girls' delight at tour opportunity Read More
No targets for in-form Batley
No targets for in-form Batley Read More
Rams aim high after Bulls win
Rams aim high after Bulls win Read More
Morrison's men make it back-to-back victories
Morrison's men make it back-to-back victories Read More
Batley extend gap over rivals in race for top four
Batley extend gap over rivals in race for top four Read More
Ann's Angle
Ann's Angle Read More
Ed Lines
Ed Lines Read More