DRIVERS have been warned over two new health conditions they must declare.
Not declaring certain conditions to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) could land motorists with fines of up to £1,000.
Drivers must tell the DVLA about certain health conditions before they head out on the road.
These conditions include diabetes and poor eyesight – essentially anything that impedes your ability to drive is on the list.
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Not giving this information to the DVLA could mean your insurance becomes invalid and lead to fines of up to £1,000.
For a full list of the conditions that could affect your licence, see the DVLA’s website.
But as reported by Birmingham ao vivo, now two more conditions have been added that drivers need to know about.
Any driver who suffers from fits or febrile seizures must tell the DVLA as soon as possible.
Febrile seizures are fits that can happen when someone has a fever.
Febrile seizures are more common in children, but in adults, they could be a symptom of another underlying condition.
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The cause of a febrile seizure is not clear, but viral and bacterial infections are usually the reason.
A spokesperson at the DVLA said: “You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. If you’re involved in an accident, you may be prosecuted.”