Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke 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 must stop driving for at least 1 month after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or mini-stroke. You can restart only when your doctor tells you it is safe.
You don’t need to tell DVLA if you had a TIA and have recovered.
Read the leaflet ‘Car or motorcycle drivers who have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack’ for more information.
Bus, coach or lorry licence
You must tell DVLA if you had a transient ischaemic attack or mini-stroke.
Fill in form STR1V and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.
You must stop driving for at least one year after a TIA. You can restart only when your doctor tells you it is safe.