Driving Restrictions

Just a general question about driving restrictions when zapped by an ICD. Over here in the UK it's a six month restriction and your required to surrender your licence. Is this the same in other countries or do the restrictions vary? I'm told they do but I don't know the detail. I'm currently on a 6 month restriction and was wondering whether this was universal. I have to say I really feel OK to drive and it's frustrating when your not allowed to. Using public transport is a whole new experience! Anybody able to enlighten me about how the system works elsewhere? thanks Steve


3 Comments

Restrictions in motoring

by SusanBrookhouse - 2007-12-07 06:12:02

Hi Steve
I also live in the U.K. I had my implant in 1987, I informed the DVLA and motor insurance and has not made any difference to my licence at all. Has the law changed since then and if so to what avail.
Sue

Driving Restrictions

by Strummin Steve - 2007-12-07 07:12:23

Hi Sue - I don't know how far this goes back but in the UK when you have an ICD fitted you are required to stop driving for 6 months and you are required to send your driver's licence to the DVLA. It's the same situation if you receive a shock from your ICD, you are required to surrender your licence,do some form filling and get clearance from the hospital before the DVLA return it to you. Steve

Restrictions with driving

by oimaprincess247 - 2007-12-08 01:12:53

Well, I have been having problems with fainting and just had a pacer put in on 12/5/2007 and the doctor told me that I can not drive for 6 months.They did not take my license away but more recommended me not to drive. Now I lost a cousin when I was younger because there was a man who was driving when he was not aloud because he has seziours and he killed him. So I take my drs advice seriously. Now this is different with each state and county so check with you motor vehicles department for a correct answer.

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