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Liverpool Echo
Christopher Harper & Kate Lally

DVLA adds two health conditions drivers must declare or risk £1,000 fine

The Driving, Vehicle and Licencing Agency (DVLA) has added two major health conditions that drivers must declare or risk a huge £1,000 fine.

There are a number of medical conditions motorists must declare if they drive a vehicle, so as to keep themselves, other drivers, and pedestrians safe. Conditions such as poor eyesight or anything that may impede your driving ability should be declared to the agency.

Drivers who have not declared certain health conditions could invalidate their insurance and the DVLA has warned that they face a £1,000 fine. And two new conditions have just been added to the list, Birmingham Live reports.

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As of December, any driver who suffers from fits or febrile convulsions must tell the DVLA.

Febrile convulsions are fits that can happen when someone has a fever. Signs and symptoms of febrile seizures include fever, followed by when the person makes a moaning or unusual sound or becomes stiffened and is not responsive or alert.

In children, simple febrile seizures are common but in adults, they could be a symptom of another underlying condition. In most instances, fever seems to be the cause of seizures. The cause of a febrile seizure is not clear, but viral and bacterial infections are usually associated with febrile seizures.

The DVLA has told drivers they must tell them if they suffer from either of the conditions. A spokesperson said: "You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. If you’re involved in an accident, you may be prosecuted."

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