Epilepsy and Driving
Those who have an epileptic seizure of any type are obliged to inform the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and stop driving until circumstances have been fully evaluated by the Authority. This can be done by downloading a form from the website www.dvla.gov.uk
Those who hold a licence to drive a car or motorcycle (Class 1 Licence) should download the form FEP1 and those who hold a licence to drive a bus, coach or lorry (Class 2 Licence) should download form FEP1V.
For those without an internet facility, the Association will happily download and supply the relevant form.
It is important to be aware that failing to inform the DVLA of the condition can result in a fine of £1000 and prosecution of you are involved in an accident, regardless of whose fault was the cause of the accident.
As well as contravening the licensing laws, by not providing information it should be realised that there are implications regarding the validity of any motor insurance.
The Driving regulations relating to epilepsy are laid out as follows:-