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A Not for Profit Organisation. Approved Service Providers of the Drink Drive Rehabilitation Scheme


You will be classed as a High Risk Offender if you fall into one of the following categories:

1)  Those disqualified twice, within a ten year period, for any drink drive offence.

2)  Those disqualified for having a proportion of alcohol in their body which equalled or exceeded:
i)  87.5 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath, or
ii)  200 milligrammes per 100 milliltres of blood, or
iii)  267.5 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine

(Note:  All these figures equate to being 2.5 times over the limit.)

3)  Those disqualified for failing or refusing to supply a specimen for analysis.

Under the High Risk Offenders' Scheme, offenders are required to satisfy the Medical Advisor at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency that they do not have a drink problem and are fit to drive before their licences are returned. This is achieved by way of a medical examination, the completion of medical questionnaires by a doctor and a blood analysis.

CLICK HERE for details on the CDT test (link to Wikipedia)

CLICK HERE to download a D4 medical examination form. 

If the HRO Scheme is applicable to you, the DVLA will notify you in writing shortly after your Court Case and will contact you again at a later date to explain what you need to do with regard to the medical and how to apply for the return of your licence. There is a charge for applying for the restoration of the licence. A fee must also be paid for the necessary medical examination.

You can apply for your driving licence 90 days before your disqualification ends. The 90 days normally allows enough time for the medical assessment to be completed before your disqualification ends. Please ensure that you complete the course in plenty of time. You will not be able to apply for your licence until you have. 


If you have any queries about the High Risk Offenders' Scheme please contact the DVLA on 01792 782956 and quote the reference HRO/REHAB. We are not provided with details of who is required to attend a medical. This is a private matter between you and the DVLA.