In general terms patients with Parkinson’s disease are able to drive as long as they are physically and psychologically in a fit state so to do. We all take personal responsibility only to drive when we are able to – this applies to people with Parkinson’s in the same way as it does to the general population.

If your doctor recommends any special precautions, restrictions or advice against driving, then you should adhere to his (her) advice. Most areas have access to driving tests for people with disabilities. It is a condition both of holding a driving licence, and of motor insurance that one satisfies this responsibility. You must inform your insurers and the DVLA of your diagnosis.

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