£1,000 DVLA fine if you don’t declare these 112 medical…

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£1,000 DVLA fine if you don’t declare these 112 medical…

£1,000 DVLA fine if you don’t declare these 112 medical conditions
2021-11-09 13:08:00
Drivers could be fined up to £1,000 if they fail to declare a medical condition to the DVLA. The list of 112 conditions and disabilities range from alcohol problems to anxiety along with eye conditions, arthritis, blood pressure, depression and diabetes. If you don't make these conditions known to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency the government says an undeclared illness may result in prosecution if you are involved in an accident. For more Hull and East Yorkshire news click here. Are you one of the estimated one million motorists across the UK with a medical condition that you haven't made know to the DVLA? Some conditions to report are more obvious than others, such as head injuries and dementia but others aren't and they can affect your ability to drive. You should check with your doctor if you're unsure but ultimately the responsibility is yours. You must make some medical conditions known to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (Image: PA) It is important to tell DVLA if you have a driving licence and: You develop a ‘notifiable’ medical condition or disability A condition or disability has got worse since you got your licence The DVLA will assess your medical condition or disability and decide if: You need to get a new driving licence You can have a shorter licence – for one, two, three or five years You need to adapt your car by fitting special controls You must stop driving and give up your licence We've gone through all the medical conditions that you must notify the DVLA about if you have a UK driving licence. Check this below to see if you need to take action. Full list of medical conditions to be declared to DVLA The following conditions must be declared to the DVLA for driving a car or motorcycle. Bus and lorry licences have different rules. Agoraphobia You must tell DVLA if agoraphobia affects your ability to drive safely. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your agoraphobia will affect your driving. Alcohol problems You must tell DVLA if you have an alcohol problem. Alzheimer’s disease You must tell DVLA if you have Alzheimer’s disease. Amputations You must tell DVLA if you’ve had a limb amputated. Angiomas or cavernomas A cavernoma is a cluster of abnormal blood vessels, usually found in the brain and spinal cord. They're sometimes known as cavernous angiomas. You must tell DVLA if you have angiomas or cavernomas. Ankylosing spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a long-term condition in which the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. You must tell DVLA if your ankylosing spondylitis affects your ability to drive safely. Anorexia nervosa You must tell DVLA if you have an eating disorder (for example anorexia nervosa) and it affects your ability to drive safely. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your eating disorder will affect your driving. Anxiety You must tell DVLA if you experience anxiety and it affects your ability to drive safely. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your anxiety will affect your driving. Aortic aneurysm You must tell DVLA if your aortic aneurysm is 6 centimetres or more in diameter despite treatment. You must not drive if your aortic aneurysm is 6.5 centimetres or more in diameter. Ask your doctor or consultant if you’re not sure. Arachnoid cyst Arachnoid cysts are the most common type of brain cyst. You must tell DVLA if you have an arachnoid cyst. Arrhythmia You must tell DVLA about your arrhythmia if one of the following applies: you have distracting or disabling symptoms your arrhythmia means you might not be able to safely stop or control a vehicle Talk to your doctor if you’re not sure if your arrhythmia causes other symptoms that will affect your driving, or if you must tell DVLA about them. You must tell DVLA if your arrhythmia affects your driving. Arteriovenous malformation You must tell DVLA if you have an arteriovenous malformation. Arthritis You must tell DVLA if you use special controls for driving. Fill in form G1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form. Talk to your doctor if you’re not sure if your arthritis will affect your driving, or if you must tell DVLA about it. Ataxia Ataxia is a term for a group of disorders that affect co-ordination, balance and speech. You must tell DVLA if you have ataxia (including Friedrich’s ataxia). ADHD You must tell DVLA if your attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or your ADHD medication affects your ability to drive safely. AIDS You must tell DVLA if you have AIDS. Bipolar disorder (manic depression) You must tell DVLA if you have bipolar disorder. Blood clots You must tell DVLA if you have a blood clot in the brain. However, you don’t have to tell DVLA if you have a blood clot in your lung. Blood pressure Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your blood pressure treatment will affect your driving. You must tell DVLA about your condition if your treatment causes side effects that could affect your driving. Brachial plexus injury The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm and hand. You must tell DVLA if you have a brachial plexus injury. Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis You must tell DVLA if you have a brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis. Brain aneurysm You must tell DVLA if you have a brain aneurysm. Brainhaemorrhage You must tell DVLA if you have a brain haemorrhage. Traumatic brain injury You must tell DVLA if you have a traumatic brain injury. Brain tumour You must tell DVLA if you have a brain tumour. You must also speak to your doctor, who might tell you to surrender your licence. Broken limbs You must tell DVLA if you’ll be unable to drive for more than 3 months because of a broken limb. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure how long you’ll be unable to drive. Brugada syndrome Brugada syndrome is a rare but serious condition that affects the way electrical signals pass through the heart. You must tell DVLA if you have Brugada syndrome. Burr hole surgery You must tell DVLA if you’ve had burr hole surgery to remove a clot from around your brain. Cancer You do not need to tell DVLA if you have cancer, unless: you develop problems with

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