Friday, 8 March 2013

New Driving Laws from Today

UK driving laws change today!

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/news/news/date-uk-driving-licence-law-announced

while this won't change anything for me hopefully it will give lots of people their independence back.

The main changes are:

  • if you only have nocturnal seizures you can apply if you have only had these and no other seizures for 1 year (it used to be 3 years)
  • if you have only ever had seizures that don't effect your conciousness you can reapply a year after diagnosis even if you are still having seizures
  • if you change your medication and have a seizure and then go back to the medication which made you seizure free for a year before you only need to be seizure free for 6months before reapplying.
There are other more complex rules but contact the DVLA for more info on them:

0905 801 7211

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