Along with regulating safe driving for everyone, state laws also address issues which might affect otherwise safe drivers. Certain medical conditions can affect a drivers ability to operate a vehicle. Some conditions affect a driver suddenly, and without warning, so differentiating between conditions is a tricky business for legislators and public safety advocates.

Chief among these dangerous medical conditions is epilepsy. Drivers who suffer from epilepsy can experience a seizure suddenly. This can cause them to have a vehicle collision which could result in injury or death for them, a passenger in their vehicle or another driver. To regulate these individuals, who through no fault of their own pose a danger to themselves and/or others, state legislators must coordinate their efforts with medical experts who can provide thoughtful and carefully considered advice about how the rules should be written.

In most states drivers who suffer from epilepsy can only be legally licensed if they have not suffered any symptoms for a period of at least six months. Every state has its own interpretation of what is safe, and drivers who do suffer from epilepsy should check with their state department of motor vehicles to know exactly what laws exist to keep them, and all drivers on the road with them, save.

For more information about the laws in each state regarding the licensing of people who suffer from epilepsy, click here for a complete directory.