When driving, you use many skills to control your vehicle. You have to be aware of what’s happening around at all times. To do it safely is a complicated task. That’s why there are so many medical conditions that can influence your ability to drive.
Below are some of the most common reasons customers opt to use Ride2md. For a complete list of conditions which could impair your ability to drive, click here.
Your vision could be compromised by various illnesses and medical procedures.
Hypoglycemia is one of the greatest risks to safe driving if you have been diagnosed
Abnormal aortic aneurysms or Arrhythmias that keep you from going about your normal activities. If you have a left ventricular assist device or implantable cardioverter defibrillator
You must not drive for one week after:
An elective angioplasty
Acute coronary syndrome after successful angioplasty
Having a Pacemaker implanted
You must not drive for four weeks after:
A coronary bypass graft
Acute coronary syndrome without a successful angioplasty
Arrhythmia has been controlled
Heart valve surgery
You should not drive at all if:
you have angina when resting, until sympoms are under control
for at least six months if you have a left ventricular assist device or
implantable cardioverter defibrillator
Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
If you experience a seizure for the first time, you shouldn’t drive for at least 6 months because you might be at risk of a ‘sudden disabling event’ behind the wheel.
Similarly, if you have had epilepsy for a while, you shouldn’t drive for at least one year after you have experienced a seizure.
Stroke / Transient Ischemic Attack
Anyone who suffers a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or cerebrovascular event should not drive for at least one monthIf you experience several TIA events, then you should not drive until you have been attack-free for at least three months.
Parkinson’s disease and dementia
When Parkinson’s disease causes movement to become sufficiently impaired, the patient’s will need transportation. Patients with dementia should only drive if their condition is mild.