Final week it was reported father misplaced his driving licence and his job after he was misdiagnosed with epilepsy.
Rod Puckey, 63, claims docs advised him he had epilepsy however in reality, it was only a case of utmost diarrhoea.
Mr Puckey knowledgeable the DVLA who stated he wouldn’t be capable of drive for six months, which signifies that he needed to give up his job.
Professionally, he delivers medical provides round Europe and may journey as much as 25,000 miles a yr in his automobile.
Rod has been left unemployed and had his licence revoked because of the misdiagnosis.
He stated to the Each day Mirror: “I assumed I might let the DVLA know of the sickness in case I wanted to alter my insurance coverage.
“I take advantage of my automobile each single day and was conscious of the potential wonderful so I used to be doing the proper factor.
“I am very by the guide and a law-abiding citizen so why would not I preserve them knowledgeable? Seems doing the trustworthy factor actually comes spherical to chunk you.
Motorists warned that they might be fined £1,000 for not declaring medical circumstances
“They will not give me my licence again regardless of docs admitting the epileptic-like observe was finished in error!”
The DVLA requires motorists to tell them of any medical circumstances they’ve that might impede their driving means.
Motorists who’ve a situation listed on the DVLA web site, which may influence their driving can land £1,000 wonderful if it contributes to an accident on the street.
A DVLA spokesman stated: “It’s the ongoing obligation of all drivers to make sure that they’re medically match to drive and notify DVLA of the onset or worsening of a medical situation affecting this.
“If sufferers are uncertain whether or not they should inform DVLA a few medical situation that might have an effect on their driving, we might strongly encourage them to talk to their physician or different healthcare professionals.
Drivers should declare circumstances that may have an effect on their driving
“In additional advanced circumstances we regularly want extra data from a driver’s GP or different medical skilled.
“We’re totally depending on them on getting again to us earlier than we are able to make a licensing resolution.”
Some medical circumstances vary from merely issues with nervousness, most cancers and despair to the extra obscure similar to deja vu or Tourettes.
Sure medical circumstances will see a driver have their licence immediately revoked, however some will see a the driver lose their licence for a brief time frame.
Along with dealing with a hefty wonderful for one of these offences, motorists might additionally see their insurance coverage premium invalidated and face a jail sentence if it causes a crash.
Beneath is the A-Z of well being circumstances that might have an effect on your driving:
Absence seizures, Acoustic neuroma, Addison’s illness, Agoraphobia, AIDS, Alcohol issues, Alzheimer’s illness, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Amputations, Angina, Angioma, Angioplasty, Ankylosing spondylitis, Anorexia nervosa, Nervousness, Aortic aneurysm, Arachnoid cyst, Arnold-Chiari malformation, Arrhythmia, Atrial defibrillator, Arteriovenous malformation, Arthritis, Asperger syndrome, Ataxia, Consideration deficit/hyperactivity dysfunction (ADHD), Autistic spectrum problems (ASD)
Balloon angioplasty (leg), Bipolar dysfunction, Blackouts, Blepharospasm, Blood clots, Blood strain, Brachial plexus damage, Mind abscess, cyst or encephalitis, Mind aneurysm, Mind angioma, Mind haemorrhage, Mind damage (traumatic), Mind tumours, Department retinal vein occlusion, Damaged limbs and driving, Burr gap surgical procedure
Caesarean part, Most cancers, Cataracts, Catheter ablation, Cardiac issues, Carotid artery stenosis, Cataplexy, Cerebral palsy, Continual aortic dissection, Cognitive issues, Congenital coronary heart illness, Convulsions, Coronary artery bypass or illness, Coronary angioplasty, Cystic fibrosis
Deafness,Defibrillator, Déjà vu, Dementia, Melancholy, Diabetes, Diabetic retinopathy, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Diplopia (double imaginative and prescient), Dizziness, Drug misuse
Consuming problems, Empyema (mind), Epilepsy, Important tremor
Fainting, Matches, Fractured cranium, Friedreich’s ataxia
Giddiness (recurring), Glaucoma, International amnesia, Grand mal seizures, Guillain-Barré syndrome
Head damage, Coronary heart assault, Coronary heart arrhythmia, Coronary heart failure, Coronary heart murmurs, Coronary heart palpitations, Coronary heart valve illness or alternative valve, Hemianopia, Hypertension, HIV, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Huntington’s illness, Hydrocephalus, Hypertension, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Hypoglycaemia, Hypoxic mind injury, Hysterectomy
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Intracerebral haemorrhage, Ischaemic coronary heart illness
Kidney dialysis, Kidney issues, Korsakoff’s syndrome
Labyrinthitis, Studying difficulties, Left bundle department block, Leukaemia, Lewy physique dementia, Limb incapacity, Low blood sugar, Lumboperitoneal shunt, Lung most cancers, Lymphoma
Macular degeneration, Malignant mind tumours, Malignant melanoma, Manic depressive psychosis, Marfan syndrome, Medulloblastoma, Reminiscence issues (extreme), Meningioma, Mini-stroke, Monocular imaginative and prescient, Motor neurone illness, A number of sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Myocardial infarction, Myoclonus
Narcolepsy, Evening blindness, Nystagmus
Obsessive compulsive dysfunction, Obstructive sleep apnoea, Optic atrophy, Optic neuritis
Pacemakers, Palpitations, Paranoia, Paranoid schizophrenia, Paraplegia, Parkinson’s illness, Peripheral arterial illness, Peripheral neuropathy,Character dysfunction, Petit mal seizures, Pituitary tumour, Submit traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD), Psychosis, Psychotic despair
Renal dialysis, Retinal therapy, Retinopathy
Schizo-affective dysfunction, Schizophrenia, Scotoma, Seizures, Sight in a single eye solely, Sleep apnoea, Sleepiness (extreme daytime), Spinal issues and accidents and driving, Stroke, Subarachnoid haemorrhage, Surgical procedure, Syncope
Tachycardia, Temporal lobe epilepsy, Tonic clonic matches, Tourette’s syndrome, Transient world amnesia, Transient ischaemic assault (TIA), Tunnel imaginative and prescient
Valve illness or alternative valve, Ventricular defibrillator, Vertigo, Imaginative and prescient in a single eye solely, Visible acuity (diminished), Visible area defects, VP shunts