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Medical Revocation of a Driving Licence: Stroke

The DVLA stroke revocation of a licence is a difficult time for drivers who suffer from a stroke. You may end up losing your job as a professional driver, or experience increased challenges getting to work. Should you be involved in a stroke-related accident, and it is deemed you had prior knowledge you were susceptible to strokes, you may be prosecuted.

These are circumstances that require experts knowledgeable in motoring law. Caddick Davies Solicitors are specialist motoring offences lawyers available in motoring courts across the UK. We can guide you on how to keep your licence when you have a stroke, which may help you to keep making a living.

For cases where a driver may be faced with a prosecution, we provide reliable defence that gives a good chance of a favourable outcome. At Caddick Davies, you get answers to questions such as “can you drive after a stroke?”

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Can you drive after a stroke in the UK?

For motorists across England and Wales wondering if they can still drive after a stroke, Caddick Davies Solicitors can guide and offer other legal assistance to help you in this situation. Here are the stroke and driving guidelines that you must adhere to keep driving.

You will be required to cease driving immediately after a stroke or a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA). Please note that this is temporary for many people, so you may not have to wait long before resuming driving.

You have a responsibility to inform the DVLA of any stroke or TIA that affects your driving. Notify the DVLA if you are:

  • Experiencing multiple TIA in a short period
  • Experiencing more than one stroke in 3 months
  • Experiencing any form of epileptic seizure, aside from the ones within the first 24 hours following a stroke
  • Worsening of your condition
  • Having brain surgery as part of your stroke treatment
  • Having your GP or medical specialist express concerns about your fitness to drive

Being a Group 2 licence holder

Lorries, trucks and buses drivers must inform the DVLA of a stroke they had or TIA. Group 1 licence holders only need to inform the Driving Agency if they are still having a problem a month after the stroke. It is possible to report your stroke condition online. You can use the GOV.UK website to send the DVLA stroke details.

Clarification on driving after a stroke

At Caddick Davies, we have been able to tell many motorists in the UK that this is possible. At times, one may fail to inform the DVLA of stroke that could affect their driving. This could lead to a medical revocation of a driving licence due to stroke, an unpleasant thing to happen. Caddick Davies’ team of motoring solicitors can help you appeal the DVLA’s decision to revoke your licence. We collect reliable details to prove fitness to drive.

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How long after a stroke can you drive?

Of course, many motorists will be eager to get back to driving as soon as they feel they are well enough after a stroke. This is why many motorists want to know how long after a stroke can they get back to driving. When it comes to driving after a stroke, DVLA guidelines state the time one spends before driving is determined by the condition of the stroke.

You can actually begin drive after 1 month if your doctor is satisfied with your driving. This is after confirming no neurological symptoms exist, especially visual and cognitive challenges. Stroke patients who had frequent TIAs over a short period of time take longer before being allowed to drive. To be precise, this is a period of 3 months without an instance of a TIA.


For sound advice and more detailed information about any stroke and driving issues, you can call Caddick Davies today on 0151 280 3346 to speak to one of our experienced motoring solicitors. Alternatively, you can email us or request a callback via our site for reliable legal assistance.

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