Epilepsy and driving in Belgium: proposals and justification

Acta Neurol Belg. 2004 Jun;104(2):68-79.


Proposals about the regulations and medical criteria concerning epilepsy and driving, originally drawn up by the Commission on Epilepsy and Risk from the Belgian League against Epilepsy were discussed and amended by a panel of representatives of several scientific societies and of all Belgian universities in order to establish a broad consensus among Belgian epileptologists. The history of driving licencing in Belgium is discussed and some background information given to put the regulations in perspective. A proposal is made for an acceptable level of risk. Subsequently, a quantification of risk for different situations concerning seizures is attempted. The proposals will be discussed and some further practical advice given. Individual assessment of the ability to drive remains indispensable.

MeSH terms

  • Automobile Driver Examination / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Automobile Driving / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Automobile Driving / statistics & numerical data*
  • Belgium / epidemiology
  • Epilepsy / epidemiology*
  • Government Regulation
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors