Due to seizures, people with epilepsy are prohibited from driving automobiles and motorcycles because of the concern for public safety as well as their own.
Seizures pose risks of traffic accidents, personal injury and property damage, especially by people with uncontrolled epilepsy.
Since driving represents an essential event in one’s life, being restricted from driving will affect their independence, quality of life and sometimes employment.
In most countries, the rules and regulations for epilepsy are very much the same to those in their hometown, but many people assume that when they travel abroad, the rules and regulations on driving with epilepsy don’t apply.
Being legally allowed to drive depends on the period of time the person has been seizure free which is between a timeframe of 6 to 36 months.
Each person’s driving situation differs and should be considered separately according to the type of seizures they have.
Epilepsy patients who would like to get a driver’s license or renew a driver’s license after it was cancelled, must meet the requirements of the Medical Institute for Road and Safety.