You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.

Car or motorcycle licence

You don’t need to tell DVLA if you have a coronary artery bypass or disease.

You should stop driving for at least 1 month and only restart driving when your doctor tells you it’s safe.

Read the DVLA leaflet ‘Car or motorcycle drivers with heart conditions’ for more information.

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you have a coronary artery bypass or disease.

You should stop driving for at least 3 months and only restart driving when your doctor tells you it’s safe.

Fill in form VOCH1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.

Fact check question: don’t these drivers need to stop driving, the way car or motorcycle drivers do?