Driving and Equipment Restrictions

Some 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.

HOME CARE

  • 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.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

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