Heart murmurs and driving

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 heart murmur.

You must stop driving for at least 1 month if you have heart failure. You must only restart driving when your doctor tells you it’s safe.

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

Bus, coach or lorry licence

You must tell DVLA if you have a heart murmur.

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