Asked by: Susannah Piedrola
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th April, 2020

How long do you have to be seizure free to drive in NY?

In New York State, physicians are not required to report a seizure incident to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). However, individuals with epilepsy are expected to provide that information to the DMV. Driving is then restricted until 12 months after the last seizure with impaired awareness.

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Also, how long can you drive without having a seizure?

In most states, you must be seizure-free for anywhere from 6 months to a year before you'll be allowed to drive. To reach that milestone, honestly discuss your seizures with your doctor and work with him to find the right treatment.

Also, do you have to report a seizure to the DMV? Doctors Reporting Seizures By law, doctors must report some medical conditions to the state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This lets states know when people can't drive any longer or need regular evaluation for driving privileges. Doctors are only required to report epilepsy in six states: California.

how long do you have to be seizure free to drive in Indiana?


State Flexible driving restrictions
Idaho Treating physician recommends restriction
Illinois MAB determines, treating physician certifies patient is safe to drive, usually require 6 mo seizure-free
Indiana Treating physician determines restriction; 12 mo seizure-free restriction without physician recommendation

Can you drive if you have had a seizure?

If your doctor has diagnosed you as having a seizure disorder, states will require that you are treated for that condition with medication designed to prevent seizures and that your seizures are under reliable control before the state will allow you to drive.

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