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These pages are about driving laws in the UK. If you are looking for information about driving laws in another country, please contact your local epilepsy organisation.

This is information about driving for people with epilepsy in the UK. It covers the rules for holding a driving licence. And it explains how the agencies that issue driving licences work. It also tells you what help with transport costs is available, if you can’t drive because of your epilepsy.

Driving agencies and types of driving licence

Am I allowed to drive with a group 1 licence?

Am I allowed to drive with a group 2 licence?

Reporting seizures to the driving agency

Applying and reapplying for your driving licence

Changing and withdrawing epilepsy medicines

Appealing against decisions made by the driving agencies

Transport costs and insurance

Driving for a living

Driving in another country

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Our thanks

This information was written by Epilepsy Action’s advice and information team, with guidance and input from people living with epilepsy and experts at DVLA and DVA.

Epilepsy Action would like to thank staff at DVLA and DVA for their contribution to this information.


The DVLA and DVA have no conflict of interest.

This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated June 2013
    To be reviewed June 2016

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