Drivers could face £1,000 fines if they don't tell DVLA about these medical conditions

FAILING to disclose certain medical conditions to the DVLA could see drivers hit with a huge fine. 

Millions of motorists could be travelling up and down the country without knowing that their ailment might mean they could be banned from the roads.

Some of the diagnosed conditions are more obvious than others, such as eye problems and being prone to blacking out. 

But certain types of cancer and blood pressure could also be one of the issues which affect when getting behind the wheel.

There are almost 200 conditions listed by the DVLA which could result in a driving ban, with millions of drivers potentially unaware that they need to report theirs.

Anyone who fails to report their medical problems that could affect their driving to the DVLA can result in a fine of up to £1,000.

People may also be prosecuted if they are involved in a car accident as a result of their condition. 

There are also some circumstances when a driving license needs to be surrendered to the DVLA because of medical conditions according to the Mirror.

They include:

  • Your doctor tells you to stop driving for three months or more
  • Your medical condition affects your ability to drive safely and lasts for three months or more
  • You do not meet the required standards for driving because of your medical condition

For more information on the medical conditions you need to tell the DVLA about, you can check out their website here.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

These are the 200 conditions that you have to disclose to the DVLA

A

  • Absence seizures
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Addison’s disease
  • Agoraphobia
  • AIDS
  • Alcohol problems
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amaurosis fugax
  • Amputations
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Angina
  • Angioma
  • Angioplasty
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial defibrillator
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic spectrum condition (ASC)

B

  • Balloon angioplasty (leg)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Blackouts
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blood clots
  • Blood pressure
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain angioma
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain injury (traumatic)
  • Brain tumours
  • Branch retinal vein occlusion
  • Broken limbs and driving
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Burr hole surgery

C

  • Caesarean section
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Catheter ablation
  • Cardiac problems
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Cataplexy
  • Central venous thrombosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chiari malformation
  • Chronic aortic dissection
  • Cognitive problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Convulsions
  • Coronary artery bypass or disease
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Cystic fibrosis

D

  • Deafness
  • Defibrillator
  • Déjà vu
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dizziness
  • Drug misuse

E

  • Eating disorders
  • Empyema (brain)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential tremor

F

  • Fainting
  • Fits
  • Fractured skull
  • Friedreich’s ataxia

G

  • Glaucoma
  • Global amnesia
  • Grand mal seizures
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome

H

  • Head injury
  • Heart attack
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Heart failure
  • Heart murmurs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heart valve disease or replacement valve
  • Hemianopia
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoxic brain damage
  • Hysterectomy

I

  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Ischaemic heart disease

K

  • Kidney dialysis
  • Kidney problems
  • Korsakoff’s syndrome

L

  • Labyrinthitis
  • Learning difficulties
  • Left bundle branch block
  • Leukaemia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Limb disability
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Low blood sugar
  • Lumboperitoneal shunt
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma

M

  • Macular degeneration
  • Malignant brain tumours
  • Malignant melanoma
  • Manic depressive psychosis
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Memory problems (severe)
  • Meningioma
  • Mini-stroke
  • Monocular vision
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Myoclonus

N

  • Narcolepsy
  • Night blindness
  • Nystagmus

O

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • Optic atrophy
  • Optic neuritis

P

  • Pacemakers
  • Palpitations
  • Paranoia
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Personality disorder
  • Petit mal seizures
  • Pituitary tumour
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotic depression
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension

R

  • Renal dialysis
  • Retinal artery fugax
  • Retinal treatment
  • Retinopathy

S

  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scotoma
  • Seizures
  • Severe communication disorders
  • Sight in one eye only
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Sleepiness (excessive)
  • Spinal problems and injuries and driving
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Surgery
  • Syncope

T

  • Tachycardia
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy
  • Tonic clonic fits
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Transient global amnesia
  • Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • Tunnel vision

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