Are seizure-prone drivers returning to the road too soon?
Almost four out of five drivers newly diagnosed with epilepsy are using their cars a year later, raising concerns that guidelines aren’t being followed.
A prospective, population-based study of 152 Sydney drivers who received a diagnosis of epilepsy between June 2008 and December 2013 and provided driving information a year later, showed that 78% were back on the road.
Nearly a third of the drivers (48) had experienced more seizures in the 4-12 months after diagnosis yet, despite this, 27 were behind the wheel at 12 months.
However, the researchers