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Driving (Methadone)

Q -

Seven or eight years ago I informed the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre at Swansea, that I had a drug problem, as such they asked me to return my license which I did, ( This was not a disqualification).

The last few years I have been successfully maintained on a methadone prescription from my GP, so could you please advise me whether or not I can return to driving while I am still on medication.


You can certainly apply to the DVLC for your licence to be reissued, and insist that they justify any decision not to do so. You may be able to challenge any such decision in the civil courts via judicial review. I would therefore advise you to contact a solicitor.

IDMU has limited data on the driving records of methadone users, and could provide expert evidence for any such hearing if formally instructed.

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