Everyone who wants to drive a car needs to pass the tests for a driving license. But is it wise to drive if you can have a seizure? How can you decide if you can safely drive a car? Can you drive yourself from home to work? Or is this too dangerous due to the chance that you may get a seizure? In many countries people who experience seizures during the daytime lose the legal right to drive.
Some people think they can drive safely because they get an aura before the seizure occurs. However, what will you do when you are driving along a superhighway as you get the aura? You may not have enough time to drive to a safe place to park your car. The risk of having an accident because of your seizure is greatly reduced in people who have been seizure free for 12 months. Therefore many countries allow you to drive if you are seizure free for a year.
In Kenya, there are no clear published rules on your right to drive a car when you have seizures. However, we highly encourage you to make a wise decision. If you drive a car and you can have a seizure, you risk not only your own safety, but also the safety of other people on the road.