Can I drive with NEAD?

Decisions about NEAD and driving need to be made on a case by case basis. If you are a driver, you should ask your neurologist whether the diagnosis affects your ability to hold a driving license. If your attacks involve a sudden loss of awareness with no warning then you should not drive. 

In the United Kingdom, you should inform the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) who will make a decision about whether you will be allowed to continue to drive (or when you can start to drive again). It is likely that you will not be allowed to drive for a minimum of three months after a NEA causing symptoms which would affect your ability to control a motor vehicle.

For more information contact the DVLA on 0870 600 0301 or go to the DVLA website.

The DVLA are likely to contact your neurologist for information about your attacks. You may want to discuss your individual circumstances with your neurologist.

If your attacks stop in the future you will be able to apply to the DVLA to reclaim your driving licence.

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