Surgery and driving

You must tell DVLA if you’ve had an operation and you’re still unable to drive 3 months later.

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.

Ask your doctor if you’re not sure how your operation will affect your driving.

Fill in the form for the health condition you had the surgery for and send it to DVLA if you’re still unable to drive 3 months after your operation. The address is on the form.

If your surgery was for a hip or knee replacement, follow the process for a limb disability.