Driving and Equipment Restrictions

ExitCare ImageSome medical problems make it dangerous to drive, ride a bike, or use machines. Some of these problems are:

  • A hard blow to the head (concussion).

  • Passing out (fainting).

  • Twitching and shaking (seizures).

  • Low blood sugar.

  • Taking medicine to help you relax (sedatives).

  • Taking pain medicines.

  • Wearing an eye patch.

  • Wearing splints. This can make it hard to use parts of your body that you need to drive safely.


  • Do not drive until your doctor says it is okay.

  • Do not use machines until your doctor says it is okay.

You may need a form signed by your doctor (medical release) before you can drive again. You may also need this form before you do other tasks where you need to be fully alert.


  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.