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DVLA Medical Rules

  • The law requires you to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about any medical condition that may affect your ability to drive safely; including any new condition or deterioration of existing condition. Failure to do so is a criminal offence and is punishable by a fine of up to £1000.
  • If you are involved in an accident and it is found that your health condition was a contributing factor, you may be prosecuted and your insurance may not be valid.

Notifiable conditions

  • Neurological Conditions (e.g. Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Dementia)
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Psychiatric Conditions
  • Learning Disabilities/Behavioural disorders (e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, ADHD)
  • Alcohol and Drugs misuse and dependence
  • Vision disorders
  • Renal Disorders
  • Respiratory disorders which cause dizziness, or loss of consciousness
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Cancers/Tumours
  • Amputation, Impaired limb function, Impairment secondary to medication
  • Any other medical condition likely to affect your ability to safely control a vehicle i.e. chronic debilitating illness
    See ‘At a Glance’ guide for further information.