Explains the rights that you have to drive, what information you need to tell the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and how to appeal if your driving licence is taken away.
If you have a mental health problem, you may have to tell the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about it as it might affect your ability to drive.
These rules are in place for the purposes of road safety. The DVLA has to be satisfied that drivers with medical conditions, including mental health problems, are able to safely control their vehicle and are not a risk to other road users.
This information was published in April 2018. We will revise it in 2020.
References are available on request. If you would like to reproduce any of this information, see our page on permissions and licensing.