If you stop driving due to a seizure, you need to tell your insurance company as part of your insurance terms and conditions. If you don't tell them, this could invalidate your insurance and may affect your insurance in the future.
Once you have your new licence
Under the Equality Act 2010, car insurance companies cannot increase the cost of a policy if a disability or medical condition does not affect the risk of making a claim. They can ask questions, or ask for written information about your medical condition to assess your application. They might ask to see a copy of your driving licence or a letter from the driving agency confirming that you are allowed to drive under DVLA regulations.
If the driving agency have issued you with a licence, insurance companies cannot refuse you insurance or increase your premium. If an insurance company increases your premium, they must be able to tell you why. This should mean that each application is considered fairly.
Getting the best deal
It may be worth contacting several companies to get the best quote for you. If you have any problems with insurance, you can contact the Financial Ombudsman Service.
If you have not been driving for two years, this may affect any no-claims discount you had before.
Information produced: December 2019
This guide is for people who have epilepsy and covers Group 1 (cars and motorbikes) and Group 2 (buses, coaches and lorries) licences.
When you can drive depends on the type of seizures you have now, the type of seizures you have had previously, and what type of licence you have.
If you drive, one immediate effect of having a seizure is that you have to stop driving. This is true for all types of seizures, and whether you have a diagnosis of epilepsy or not. For many people, this can have a big impact on their life and it may be very difficult or upsetting.