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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Am I allowed to drive a car after 3 years of being seizure free?

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    I have been wanting to be able to drive a car for a long time because I seem to be left out of my family not being able to drive to and from places that I need to go to and I can't get a proper job because of that I don't have a car.
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    Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia provides education and support for people with epilepsy, their families and community, and professional groups. These services promote self-management … View Profile

    Hi Lauren,

    We are often asked questions about driving and epilepsy. Unfortunately, the circumstances differ for eveyone so it would be worth discussing driving with your doctor or consulting the Austroad guidelines here: http://www.austroads.com.au/assessing-fitness-to-drive/

    Your doctor does not make the rules but provides advice about how your particular health condition might affect your ability to drive safely and how it might be managed.

    The guidelines about health and driving were developed by medical experts and are agreed to by Driving License Authorities (DLA's) nationally. Your doctor or specialist does not make the rules but provides advice, based on the guidelines, about how your epilepsy might affect your ability to drive safely.

    The DLA will consider the advice of your doctor, but always makes the final decision about your licence status. Routine use of these guidelines ensures that the fitness to drive of each person is assessed in a consistent manner.

    If you need more information please call us on 1300 37 45 37 

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    Brad Williams

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Williams Occupational Therapy has occupational therapists trained in driver assessments and rehab specialising in getting clients back on road safely. WILLIAMS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY offers Adelaide … View Profile

    As a driver trained OT who conducts driver assessments, this post is wonderful. It has all the correct information

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