Losing Concentration

Q - I  sometimes lose concentration whilst driving.  Am I fit to drive ?

A - This depends on the reason for your loss of concentration. Sometime you can train yourself to control it and a good method is to commentate on what you are about to do so as to avoid distraction. But  it could be an absence caused by a brain irregularity and although you do not experience any fit in the accepted sense, it is still an epileptic condition  which would have to be reported  to the DVLA.  As you will appreciate any absence, even for a second, is dangerous, but it may respond to medication and in the future you may be able to resume driving again. I have taken drivers for refresher courses following a gap in their driving because of epilepsy and have also observed drivers who have had to surrender their licence because of these “absences”