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Driving

Driving

just wondering what yalls state laws are for driving aftwr a seizure. every time i have one, i have to wait 6 months to drive, which sucks but could be worse. i was just wondering if yall had similar laws, or for those of you who have multiple seizures, what do yall do about driving?

posted May 7, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

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When my seizures started it was only 6 months. That was in Sacramento California... My nuero wouldn't let me drive for 6 my dr ether... They never took my lic i gave them my word i wouldn't drive... So it depends on the drs

posted December 17, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Would anybody really want to start diving just because laws say they are allowed to now because they are having less seizures. Then have a seizure and end up causing an accident & taking somebodies life away from them just because I wanted to drive. Could anybody really forgive themselves if that was a young child that has 40+ more years left I their life to finish living, or maybe a member of their own family? There are other methods of transportation, use those, I really don't like depending on others for help and am trying to find a new place to live. If You are so desperate live in a city. Everything is in a city-a person that has epilepsy needs: Hospitals & Dr.s etc. Good Luck To Everyone!

posted May 11, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

To determine if driving is okay use your head. Even a momentary lack of attention when driving is dangerous. I was amazed when state said it was okay if no grand mals for18 months. Even an absence seizure causes loss of control etc .Just cause its legal does not make it safe.
for you or others. We all know better thankfully.

posted May 10, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Personally I believe living in a city instead of a suburban area will make life easier. Hospitals are in every city, transportation is easier. For those who are interested Baseball Teams are in a city also.

posted May 9, 2020
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that if you know your body. My dr for awhile made it to where he wouldn’t have to sign legal papers annually saying that I could drive. I had only had one grand mal seizure in 17 years before my car accident a year ago. I totalled my brand new Corolla and should have been killed, but my seatbelt and my Lord and savior saved my life. So I do believe I will drive again, but I will be very careful about it

posted March 18

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