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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.
- Neurological Conditions (e.g. Stroke, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Dementia)
- Cardiovascular disorders
- 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
- 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.