Epilepsy Driving

  • The national Road Transport Commission revised their medical standards for licencing/guidelines for health profs in Sept 03

    A conditional licence may be granted by the Driver Licensing Authority after seizure-free periods as shown below and subject to at least annual review

    Seizure free periods:
    Recently diagnosed epilepsy. Seizure-free period of 6 months from start of therapy (or 3 months on the recommendation of an experienced consultant).

    Chronic epilepsy (history of previously uncontrolled seizures). Generally a seizure free period of 2 years. A shorter period only on recommendation of an experienced consultant where there is clear evidence of seizure control (e.g. following adjustment and stabilisation of anti-epileptic drug treatment).