DRIVER'S LICENSE WITHDRAWAL FROM THE VIEW OF THE NEUROSURGEON

FUHRERSCHEINENTZUG AUS DER SICHT DES NEUROCHIRURGEN

Individuals suffering from mental debility, temporary amnesia and epilepsy are usually considered to be incapable of driving a motorvehicle. However patients with partial brain damage (e.g. after operation for brain tumour or cerebral circulatory disturbances) should not fundamentally be forbidden to drive, for in so doing, the basis of existence for many such persons could be destroyed. Moreover, possession of a driving licence is a matter of prestige and, as in the case of epileptics for example, it should be realised that the individual in order to obtain a licence will conceal his tendency and also be avoiding treatment, The symptoms of these illnesses are shown by the presentation of many different cases and their potential in the causation of serious accidents is discussed. In conclusion a proposal is made which will clarify the prerequisities that this particular group of patients should have in order to be considered fit to drive. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Springer Verlag

    175 5th Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10010
  • Authors:
    • Twerdy, K
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM