If you have bipolar, it may have implications for driving.

You must inform the following about any medical condition you have that could affect your ability to drive:

  • The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) (Includes the correct form for doing so)
  • Your insurance company.
  • You must tell the DVLA no matter how long you have been driving; this includes during the application for your first licence and renewal of an existing licence.
  • As soon as you become aware of your diagnosis or possible diagnosis of bipolar, you must alert the DVLA
  • You should also be aware of the effects your medication has on your ability to drive. In addition to this, if you have a substance misuse issue, including alcohol, you are required to tell the DVLA about this.
  • Your doctor or psychiatrist may be asked to provide information on your fitness to drive.

Contact details for the DVLA

More information about bipolar and the DVLA