Over 100 Health Conditions That Could Cost You £1,000 If Not Reported

Summary:

As a driver, it is your responsibility to keep the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) up to date with any existing or new medical conditions that you have. Failing to do so could lead to serious repercussions, including a fine of up to £1,000 or even prosecution.

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The Importance of Reporting Medical Conditions

The DVLA has listed over 100 health conditions that need to be reported. This list includes conditions ranging from common ones like anxiety and depression to more specific conditions like Acoustic Neuroma and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The DVLA is also about to update its guidance on eye conditions in the coming weeks.

The Consequences of Not Reporting

If you fail to report any of the listed conditions, you could face a fine of up to £1,000 or even be prosecuted. This is because certain health conditions can affect your ability to drive safely, and it's crucial that the DVLA is aware of any potential risks.

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Here is the list of conditions that you must report to the DVLA:

  •  Absence seizures

  • Acoustic neuroma

  • Agoraphobia

  • Alcohol problems

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Amaurosis fugax

  • Amputations

  • Angiomas or cavernomas

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Anxiety

  • Aortic aneurysm

  • Arachnoid cyst

  • Arrhythmia

  • Arteriovenous malformation

  • Arthritis

  • Asperger syndrome

  • Ataxia

  • ADHD

  • AIDS

  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

  • Blackouts

  • Blood clots

  • Blood pressure

  • Brachial plexus injury

  • Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis

  • Brain aneurysm

  • Brain haemorrhage

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Brain tumour

  • Broken limbs

  • Brugada syndrome

  • Burr hole surgery

  • Cancer - only under some circumstances

  • Cataracts

  • Cataplexy

  • Central venous thrombosis

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)

  • Cognitive problems

  • Congenital heart disease

  • Fits, seizures or convulsions

  • Déjà vu

  • Defibrillators

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Diplopia (double vision)

  • Dizziness or vertigo

  • Drug use

  • Eating disorder

  • Empyema (brain)

  • Essential tremor

  • Eye conditions

  • Guillain Barré syndrome

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Conclusion

At Drive Dojo, we believe in promoting safe and responsible driving. We encourage all drivers to stay informed about the health conditions that need to be reported to the DVLA and to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.