Epilepsy and Driving in Belgium: Proposals and Justifications

This article reports and comments on recent proposals to amendments to the regulations and medical criteria concerning epilepsy and driving, as drawn up by the Commission on Epilepsy and Risk (Belgian League Against Epilepsy). The proposals were discussed and amended by a panel of representatives of several scientific societies and of all Belgian universities in order to establish a broad consensus among Belgian epileptologists. The history of driving licensing in Belgium is discussed and some background information given to put the regulations in perspective. A proposal is made for an acceptable level of risk. Subsequently, a quantification of risk for different situations concerning seizures is attempted. The proposals must still go through further discussion and amendment. The authors stresses that, no matter what changes are made, individual assessment of the patient’s ability to drive remains indispensable.


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  • Accession Number: 01002968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2005 7:50AM