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Rules for driving a bus, coach or lorry (group 2 licence)

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.   

Choose from the following list to find out when you would be allowed to drive a bus, coach or lorry:

 I've had 2 or more seizures

You can apply to have group 2 entitlements added to your driving licence when:

  • You hold a full car licence and
  • You’ve been seizure free for at least 10 years and
  • You’ve not taken epilepsy medicine during this 10 year period and
  • The driving agency is satisfied that you are not likely to be a danger to the public

You may also need to have an assessment by a neurologist.

I've had an isolated seizure

We are in the process of updating this section. In the meantime, for up-to-date information on this driving rule please contact the Epilepsy Action Helpline.

I've had a provoked seizure

We are in the process of updating this section. In the meantime, for up-to-date information on this driving rule please contact the Epilepsy Action Helpline.

If you would like to see this information with references, visit the Advice and Information references section of our website. If you are unable to access the internet, please contact our Epilepsy Action freephone Helpline on 0808 800 5050.

Code: 
B005.06

Epilepsy Action would like to thank Ed Foxell at DVLA for his contribution to this information.

Ed Foxell has declared no conflict of interest.

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

  • Updated April 2018
    To be reviewed April 2020

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