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I have seizure disorder but they only occur in my sleep and

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I have seizure disorder but they only occur in my sleep and is well controlled with medication. the state of virginia requires a period of 6 mos without an episode before driving can occur. is there any way i can get a letter from my doctor stating my condition to try to get a retriction from dmv to allow me to at least drive to the store? in the day time?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question.You must be seizure-free for at least six months to qualify for a Virginia driver's license.

If you experience a seizure, blackout or loss of consciousness while licensed, the DMV will suspend your driving freedoms for six months. If you remain seizure-free during this time, you'll be required to go through a review process before your license can be reinstated. As part of the review may be required you to:

  • Pass a knowledge test.
  • Have your doctor submit a medical statement.
  • Have either your optometrist or ophthalmologist provide a vision statement.
  • Be evaluated by a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

Based on the DMV's assessment of your medical statements or test results it may recommend that:

  • Your license be suspended.
  • Your license be restricted.
  • You submit to periodic vision or medical tests.
  • You agree to a driver evaluation.

No way around waiting here under the law.Sorry I know that you are frustrated.
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