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Having your driving licence revoked due to mental illness can be difficult, adding further stress to an already difficult time. Still, with the right help, you can achieve mental health and driving re-instatement. You also need the right legal guidance to understand what it entails to have a mental illness and drive. You need trusted motoring solicitors who can offer reliable advice on how to keep your driving licence, even if you are diagnosed with a mental illness.

For motorists throughout England and Wales, Caddick Davies Solicitors are the ideal team to seek legal guidance from concerning medical revocation of a driving licence due to mental illness. We have specialists working in motoring courts across the country who can guide on this legal process.

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Driving is a complex task that requires you to be able to make a range of quick and complex judgments as you drive. When driving, you should be able to judge and react clearly and swiftly. This is why at times, there are concerns when it comes to mental health and driving.

There is a possibility that some drivers with mental illnesses may have problems when driving, due to their condition affecting their concentration, judgment and reactions. Nevertheless, many people with a mental illness can still be licence holders in the UK and drive if they go through a medical assessment and are deemed fit to drive.

Can you drive with a mental illness?

Drivers in the UK may wonder if they can drive if they suffer from a mental illness. Many motorists with a range of mental illnesses may be able to keep their licences if they adhere to the conditions of the Driving Agency. When it comes to mental illness and driving, there are recommendations that you need to be aware of and consider. We want to assure many UK motorists that having a mental illness of course doesn’t always mean you cannot safely drive.

For drivers across England and Wales, you are required to inform the DVLA of any sort of mental illness if you are a licence holder. It is important you tell of the condition and the medication you take for it. The DVLA acts upon the information you give them.

They will use the details provided to determine if you should keep driving. If it is necessary, the Driving Agency will ask you to have a medical examination or a driving assessment before deciding to allow you to keep your driving licence or revoke it. You might be issued with a licence that is valid for a period ranging between 1 to 5 years.

Can you appeal if your driving licence is revoked due to a mental illness?

In cases where the DVLA revoke your licence, you can appeal against their decision. Such a pursuit requires legal expertise. You should, therefore, involve reliable motoring solicitors. Caddick Davies has helped many clients to build a strong appeal. We can approach the DVLA to reinstate your licence by demonstrating that you are suitable to drive. You should move as swiftly as you can, since you only have 6 months to appeal the decision by the DVLA.

You are advised to surrender your driving licence if your doctor or an independent medical expert says that you are not fit to drive. Should your condition improve, you can then reapply for your licence. Be aware that if you continue to drive even when your doctor says you’re unfit, you are offending and you could be charged and penalised.

It is illegal to drive or even attempt to if your ability to do so is impaired by prescription drugs for mental illness, just like is the case with many other drugs.

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We advise against committing any road traffic offence. This doesn’t mean; however, we cannot offer legal assistance if you need it. In this topic, we are guiding on how you can get help and safely continue driving when you have a mental illness.

For specialist assistance and expert legal advice concerning medical revocation of a driving licence due to mental illness, contact us at Caddick Davies today. You can call us on 0151 280 3346, email us or request a callback through our website.

One of our solicitors will get back to you as soon as possible and offer a free no-obligation consultation to assess your case and provide honest appraisal. Our legal experts advise on a range of driving and mental illness considerations.

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