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DVLA warns of 112 medical conditions you must declare or you could risk £1k fine

Drivers must declare if they have a medical condition to the DVLA or they could receive a fine.

There are 112 illnesses, conditions and disabilities that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency must be aware of.

Whether it's any eye issues, cancer or vertigo, the organisation must know if you have any health problems.

The government states you may be prosecuted if you're involved in an accident as a result of an undeclared illness.

It is believed around a million drivers in the UK have a health issue which they haven't reported to the DVLA.

Some conditions could affect your ability to drive safely and it's encouraged to check with your doctor if you're unsure.

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Here is a full list of the medical conditions you must tell the DVLA:

The following 112 illnesses, conditions or disabilities must be declared if you're driving a car or motorcycle.

Buses and lorry licences have different rules.

  • Agoraphobia
  • Alcohol problems
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amputations
  • Angiomas or cavernomas
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • ADHD
  • AIDS
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Blood clots
  • Blood pressure
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain abscess, cyst or encephalitis
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Broken limbs
  • Brugada syndrome
  • Burr hole surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts
  • Cataplexy
  • Central venous thrombosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cognitive problems
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Fits, seizures or convulsions and driving
  • Déjà vu and driving
  • Defibrillators
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Drug use
  • Empyema (brain)
  • Essential tremor
  • Eye conditions
  • Guillain Barré syndrome
  • Head injury
  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Hemianopia
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Huntington's disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoxic brain damage
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Korsakoff's syndrome
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Learning disabilities
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Limb disability
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Motor neurone disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night blindness
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Optic atrophy
  • Pacemakers
  • Paranoid schizophrenia
  • Paraplegia
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Personality disorder
  • Pituitary tumour
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Psychotic depression
  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Severe memory problems
  • Stroke
  • Surgery
  • Syncope
  • Seizures/epilepsy
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scotoma
  • Severe communication disorders
  • Spinal conditions, injuries or spinal surgery
  • Subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • Tachycardia
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • Tunnel vision
  • Usher syndrome
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Vertigo
  • Visual field defect
  • VP shunts
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Meanwhile, drivers risk a "serious hazard" in autumn as experts warn of "slippery leaves".

Earlier this month, the Met Office forecasted wintry showers as "White Christmas" may well be on the cards.

And it seems as though the bitter cold will begin to appear this weekend, with reports of -3C for Bonfire Night.

Experts at Euro Car Parts warn drivers that leaves could "turn into mulch" which can make them become "slippery".

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