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Excessive sleepiness means that you have had difficulty concentrating and have found yourself falling asleep - for example while at work, watching television or when driving.
You must tell DVLA if you have:
You must not drive until you’re free from excessive sleepiness or until your symptoms are under control and you’re strictly following any necessary treatment.
You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Ask your doctor if you’re not sure if your excessive sleepiness will affect your driving.
Report your condition online
You can also fill in form SL1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
Fill in form SL1V and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
Read ‘Tiredness can kill’ on the dangers of driving while tired and how sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnoea, excessive sleepiness and other conditions can make you tired.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.
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