DRIVING

Q.60. Are people with epilepsy permitted to drive vehicles ?

Ans: As per the Motor vehicle Act in India - driving is not permitted once a person declares that he had / has epilepsy or even if he is free from epilepsy and off medication. In the western countries driving is allowed to drive personal vehicle if a person is free from seizures for 6 months - 2 years even while taking antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).