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I had a seizure 3 months ago i have a appointment with a

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I had a seizure 3 months ago i have a appointment with a Neurology Consultant in December, What is the law on still driving
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

Well you cannot drive with isolated seizure for now.

If you’ve had a first seizure and not had any others since, it may be classed as an isolated seizure. If so, you can apply to have group 2 entitlements added to your licence when:

  • You hold a full car licence and
  • You’ve been seizure free for at least 5 years and
  • You’ve taken no epilepsy medicine in that time and
  • The driving agency is satisfied that you’re not likely to be a danger to the public

Neurologist needs to assess the cause if seizure and plan accordingly. I hope you find it useful.

Expert:  Dr.Saleem replied 6 months ago.

This was for coach, lorry or bus .


You can reapply when both the following are true:

  • you haven’t had an attack for 6 months

  • DVLA’s medical advisers decide there isn’t a high risk you’ll have another seizure

Medical advisers will base their decision on information you and your doctors send them. If they need to carry out an investigation they’ll let you know.

Otherwise you can reapply after a year.