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Drivers must take a break after any TIA

From Dr Clare Jenkins

Medical adviser, DVLA, Swansea

Further to the article by Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones (Registrar, 30 March) group 2 licence holders, which include both PCV and LGV drivers will always be required to have a 12-month period off driving after any form of TIA or vascular arterial episode.

This includes amaurosis fugax and cental retinal artery occlusion, and they will also be required to undertake a successful exercise tolerance test (or other functional test such as myocardial perfusion scan or stress echocardiogram) before they can return to driving.

They should therefore be advised to notify the DVLA as soon as possible after the event.

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