Driving and Bipolar

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Does anyne know what the law is on this subject please. I mean specifically, in the UK. Thank you all

Marish X

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    When you are sectioned due to an episode of hypomania or mania caused by Bipolar affected disorder then you are not allowed to drive.  When you are released from hospital you must inform the DVLA of the situation, submitting you driving licence to them and refrain from driving for 3 months.  The DVLA will confer with your psychiatrist towards the end of this period to check you are now safe to drive.  The DVLA will issue you with a new driving licence.

    I should know I’ve had to go through this twice in 2006, once in 2007 and once in 2014.  Johnx

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      did you have to submit a d1,licence application form,to get your new licence,i came out of hospital on may 23rd,so im hoping after 23rd of this month,i can reapply,if i send doctors letter saying ive had three months stability.really need to drive to go on rehabilitation courses,and gym etc,which all helps my mental health.thanks in antisipation,for youre reply

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