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Epilepsy and driving

In March 2013 the driving regulations for people with epilepsy were updated. The rules do not affect Northern Ireland until later on in 2013.

Prior to these changes, most people with epilepsy had to be seizure free for one year before they were able to apply/reapply for a driving licence.

The changes to the regulations are as follows:

For Group 1 licences which include driving cars and motorcycles:

For details of Group 2 entitlement which includes driving lorries, buses, etc visit: www.dft.gov.uk/dvla//medical/aag.aspx

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