Failure to Report a Health Condition
Failure to Report a Health Condition that Affects Your Driving
If you know you have a specific health condition which may affect your driving, you have a legal duty to report this to DVLA.
Failure to do this is an offence that can result in a fine of up to £1,000. You may also face prosecution for dangerous driving if you are involved in a collision as a result of your medical condition.
If you have been charged with failure to report a health condition, it is a good idea to get in touch with an expert driving defence solicitor like Richard Silver. We can help you access the medical evidence and expert witnesses you may need in order to fight a conviction. Contact us today for immediate, professional advice for your case.
Call us on 0161 834 9494 to find out how we can help.
When should a health condition be reported to DVLA?
There is a legal duty to report “notifiable” health conditions to DVLA. A notifiable condition is one which may affect your ability to drive safely. Examples of notifiable health conditions include, but are not limited to:
- Drug misuse
- High blood pressure
- Parkinson’s disease
A full list of these conditions can be found on the GOV.UK website. You should also report to DVLA any existing condition which has worsened since you got your licence.
Do I have to surrender my licence if I have a notifiable health condition?
You have a legal duty to surrender your licence if your doctor advises you to stop driving for three months or more. Further, if you do not meet the fitness to drive standards because of your health condition, you will have to give up your licence. This is a set of standards that health professionals use to assess a patient’s fitness to drive.
Why instruct Richard Silver Solicitors?
At Richard Silver, we understand that for a lot of people, a driving licence is essential for work, family commitments and everyday life. Our empathetic and experienced staff can help you fight a conviction if it is unfair, and give you advice on your legal position if you are worried about driving with a medical condition. We have practised motoring law for over 25 years, which means we know exactly what to do to achieve the best result for you and preserve your independence as far as possible.
Contact our Failure to Report a Health Condition Solicitors Manchester, UK
Richard Silver Solicitors is an expert firm of motor offence solicitors based in Manchester and representing clients throughout the UK. We understand that the rules about when you need to report a health condition can be confusing and unpredictable, which is why we are dedicated to helping you navigate them. To find out more about what we can do for you, contact our team on 0161 834 9494 or use our online contact form.