Mention is made of changes in the law on driving licenses which took effect from January 1976, affecting the granting of driving licenses to applicants suffering from epilepsy. The regulations, as published in the third edition of "medical aspects of fitness to drive", by the medical commission on accident prevention, 1976, are reviewed, and guidelines are presented to help doctors and the licensing authorities to deal with various cases. It is suggested that the present regulations, which demand freedom from fits (or history of having them only while asleep) for three years, could be cut to two years without added risk or reduction of road safety. /TRRL/

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    British Medical Association

    BMA House, Tavistock Square
    London WC1H 9JR,   United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1976-5-22


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1235-6
  • Serial:
    • BMJ
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 6820
    • Publisher: British Medical Association
    • ISSN: 0959-8138
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM