Save money on your car insurance Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects around 600,000 people in the UK – or around one in every 100. The condition can strike anyone at any age and results in recurrent and sometimes unexpected seizures. Which means it can have serious implications for motorists. The medical standards around driving with epilepsy are very detailed and can be complicated, so the DVLA is working with the Epilepsy Society to raise awareness of the rules around driving with the condition to help maintain the safety of the UK’s roads. So if you or someone you know has the condition, here is a quick run-down what you need to know about driving with epilepsy…
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Group 1 drivers (cars and motorcycles)If you have epilepsy and drive a car or ride a motorcycle, you will usually be granted a three-year licence provided you’ve:
- Not had an epileptic attack in the last 12 months, unless your seizures fall under one of the concessions listed on page 23 of the DVLA ‘At a Glance Guide’.
- Complied with the advice of your doctor or consultant concerning treatment and check-ups.