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Can I retake my drink drive medical test after failing?

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Keith_2 10 Feb 2009
I was banned from driving in 1999 christmas time for 24 months. In 2004 I went for my drink drive medical and was also drug tested but failed due to smoking cannabis. I now wish to get my licence back, can I do my medical again after all this time?


davethemanfromdave 31 Mar 2010

I have just failed due to smoking weed! So yes you fail. The best crack is I got done for drink driving. Never ever been a drinker, why do i fail for weed? When i have to give liver samples, the system is inadequate. Needs changing. It makes criminals.

anonymous_2 24 Sep 2012

totaly agree.ive got my fourth medical test came threw fine.but coz i said id last had a joint 3 months earlier.own admittence they screwed me.

Kelly_1 05 Mar 2010

i was banned for drink driving and now need a they automaticly test for drugs as i smoke cannabis

gices 10 Feb 2009


If you were banned for two years in 1999, you could have got your licence in 2001. Why did you wait till 2004 to apply for it? Also, it was not a wise move to smoke cannabis prior to your medical test if you were serious about getting your licence back.

You should apply to the DVLA to get your licence back. They will then let you know when you can re-take the medical test if they think you need to do one. If things don't work out well with the DVLA, you can always contact a motor lawyer for professional assistance.