Make the dvla go back to work

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martin butler
16 hours ago
Their priority service to people who need to tax their cars and don't have the v5 is to tell them to not use their cars, take them off the road, until some 6-11 weeks whenyou might get the V5, in the meanwhile, your either having to drive illegally, risking being fined, or you can't get to workat all

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Christine Cafferkey
4 days ago
I am signing this petition because I was told to send my passport into DVLA to get a photo card driving licence but there is no one there to look at any documents you send in and I urgently need my passport for travel. No matter how urgent your enquiry, there is no one to answer the phone and all emails are standard lines. Absolutely useless. I now have to cancel my passport which is valid until 2025 and apply for a new one. I don’t understand why they are getting paid when they are not doing the job.
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Katie Dorritt
5 days ago
My dad sent in his licence three months ago and still hasn’t had it back. He I’ll shortly be unable to drive as a result, affecting my parents ability to get to hospital appointments etc

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Valerie parker
3 weeks ago
Time to get them back to work and sort out the backlog causing chaos for HGV drivers waiting for documentation

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Dani Paizis
Sep 10, 2021
My mother is just one of many people dealing with the inadequacies of the DVLA. So many people are denied their ability to work because of the incompetence of the DVLA. There is no excuse for the poor quality service they are giving.

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C B
Sep 10, 2021
The DVLA are not fit for purpose.... totally incompetent!!!
People are losing their jobs, unable to even get their first licences, and where do I start with reissuing medical licences!!!
This a consistent, systemic, failure, and how they are continually allowed to get away with it, is beyond me. The Government needs to do the job they are are disgustingly overpaid for, and step up and sort this organisation out. I won't hold my breath, as I have absolutely no faith in them either. Appalling!!!

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james francis
Sep 1, 2021
I heard about the shortage for hgv drivers... I decided to take a career change after seeing shelves in shops empty... So I paid for my hgv medical out of my own money because dvla require it.... I passed the full medical and send the forms off to have the provisional catagory C put on my licence so I can begin my training.... After 8 weeks.. Dvla sent my application back because I did not tick a box about my eye sight being OK....
It states on the medical form that my eyesight was good enough.... On both forms.. They have my phone number... And my email address.. Instead they sent everything back.. Why make us pay for a full medical if they are not even going to look at it... I ticked the one box.. When they could of clearly either checked my medical.. Or it was too difficult for them to actually read a form... Give me a call... Or send me an email.. Anyway my forms was sent back the same day.. Recorded delivery.. Which was now 6 weeks ago still nothing back... The dvla are an absolute joke.....the government made a statement "putting the professional back in professional drivers" how about the goverment putting the professional back in goverment....wankers..

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Laura Rhodes
Aug 24, 2021
I applied for my first provisional driving licence and sent the form back 3 weeks ago, on the online tracking it says they're still waiting return but I know this can't be as it was first class stamped. So I try to call up and instead of a queuing option they just cut you off and hang up. So I try the Web chat service which is never online, like ever. So then my last resort is to email them, I fill out the contact form with my name and email and press to the next page thinking there'll be a text box I can type my query in, instead I receive the most generic email back which ends with advice to contact them on the phone or Web chat

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Carla Harris
Aug 17, 2021
I’ve been waiting 4 months for a provisional licence and can’t speak to anyone to find out why!! They’ve taken my money!!

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Rachel Dunbar
Aug 11, 2021
totally unacceptable delay impacting on all of society