Medical conditions, disabilities and driving
3. What DVLA will decide
DVLA will assess your medical condition or disability and decide if:
- you need to get a new driving licence
- you can have a shorter licence - for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years
- you need to adapt your car by fitting special controls
- you must stop driving and give up your licence
You need to adapt your vehicle
If you’ve been told that you must adapt your car, you get an independent assessment of your adaptation needs through the Forum of Mobility Centres.
Find out more about adapting your vehicle and where to get special controls fitted through the Ricability charity.
You must stop driving
You’ll be given a medical reason why you must stop driving, and be told if and when you can reapply for your licence.
If you disagree with DVLA’s decision
You can write to DVLA if you disagree with the decision to stop you driving.
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You must include:
- proof that you meet the required standards for driving (for example, a letter from your doctor or consultant)
- the reference number from the letter DVLA sent you