Check if a health condition affects your driving

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You need to tell DVLA about some medical conditions as they can affect your driving.

You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving.

You can voluntarily give up your licence. You might choose to do this if, for example:

  • your doctor tells you to stop driving for 3 months or more
  • your medical condition affects your ability to drive safely and lasts for 3 months or more
  • you do not meet the required standards for driving because of your medical condition

You’ll need to tell DVLA and send them your licence.

If you have a medical condition that affects your driving and do not voluntarily give up your licence, you must inform DVLA. They will decide if you can continue holding a driving licence.

Check if your condition needs to be reported

If you have a car or motorcycle licence, you can either:

You’ll then be told how to report your condition - this will either be in the online service or by printing off and sending a paper form.

If you have a bus, lorry or coach licence

You cannot use the online service to check for your condition or report it to DVLA.

Check the A to Z list for your condition and follow the link to find the form.