Medical conditions, disabilities and driving (2023)

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You’ll get a decision by letter. Your application may need further information from a healthcare professional, depending on your condition.

(Video) Medical Conditions in Older Drivers - DMV

DVLA might:

  • contact your doctor or consultant
  • arrange for you to be examined
  • ask you to take a driving assessment, or an eyesight or driving test

Your application may take longer than usual if it needs to be referred to a doctor (unless you’re applying for a bus or lorry licence).

(Video) Comparison of Unsafe Driving Across Medical Conditions

You can usually keep driving while DVLA are considering your application.

If you’ve told DVLA about a condition when applying to renew your licence, follow the guidance about driving that’s in the form.

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Contact DVLA if you need advice or to check on your case.

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1. The California DMV and License Suspensions for Medical Conditions
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2. What are the risks involved in driving with medical conditions?
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3. Beware of Consultative "Evaluations" Required by Social Security Disability
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4. License Suspended for Medical Reasons?
(HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm)
5. Medical Conditions in Older Drivers - Law Enforcement
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