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driving - interactive guide

Based on your answers:

When did you have your last seizure?
> within the last year

What type of seizures do you have?
> I have awake seizures, or awake and asleep seizures.

Do your seizures affect your consciousness?
> No - none of my seizures affect my consciousness (I am fully aware during my seizures).

Have you ever had seizures that have affected your consciousness (either now or in the past)?
> Yes - I have had seizures that have affected my consciousness, attention and ability to control a vehicle.

The regulation for you:

You must be free of all types of seizures for 1 year before you are able to drive (with or without medication). If you have a seizure you must stop driving and tell the DVLA.

Please note: to be able to drive you must also meet all normal driving requirements (for example, the standards for vision)

In all cases, you need to tell the DVLA about your situation, and they will need to confirm that you can either drive, or if you need to reapply for your licence, before you can start driving.

If your situation changes (for example, if you have been seizure-free and you have a seizure) you may need to answer the quiz again.