How we can help Driving Disability Action concerned by Infrastructure Minister's plans to extend expiring driving licences Posted 28.05.2020 Following Minister Mallon's announcement regarding the extension of driving licences (published on 26th May 2020), Disability Action want to highlight the risk to public safety. In 2019, 16% of Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) assessments referred to Disability Action’s Mobility Centre concluded in a withdrawal of the licence. This percentage is higher in cases where dementia is the diagnosis - up to 20%. Mobility Centre Manager, Angela Hutchison, states that "No assessments have taken place since March 2020 due to social distancing restrictions, creating a backlog, and the longer assessments are deferred the greater the risk of a serious driving related incident."Disability Action intend to monitor the situation closely and urge the Department for Infrastructure to, as a very minimum, not extend this provision beyond 31 August 2020. Read the Minister's full statement.