After you have your first seizure, or subsequent seizures, the doctor will inform you that you cannot drive and let you know how long you are unable to drive for. This period will depend on what caused the seizure, the seizure type, if it is epilepsy and the type of epilepsy it might be.
When you have your first seizure, ask your treating doctor about driving. You need to follow instruction you given, which will include how long you must refrain from driving.
Once you have met certain criteria you will be able to drive again – safely and legally. Although not everyone will get their licence renewed and others might be issued a conditional licence. Ultimately the decision to suspend or renew a driver’s licence rest with DLA.
Factors considered to reinstate a driver’s licence include; response to treatment, frequency of seizures. electroencephalogram (EEG) findings and the type of epilepsy. It is also important the person feels confident that they can drive safely.