This information is a driving resource aimed at individuals with a diagnosis of a neurological condition and those involved in their care.
Summary of the UK Guidelines for Individuals with a Neurological Diagnosis:
You need to tell the DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving. To check if a health condition affects your driving click here.
Applicants and licence holders have a legal duty to:
- notify the DVLA of any injury or illness that would have a likely impact on safe driving ability (except some short-term conditions)
- notify the DVLA if a condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence
- respond fully and accurately to any requests for information from either the DVLA or healthcare professionals
- comply with the requirements of the issued licence, including any periodic medical reviews indicated by the DVLA
You must give up your licence if either:
- your doctor tells you to stop driving for 3 months or more
- you don’t meet the required standards for driving because of your medical condition. These can be assessed by a medical professional.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.