The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) makes it clear. Not everyone can get a driver’s license and even drivers who have to renew their license may be left without theirs. To drive you must be in optimal physical and psychological conditions and pass a medical examination.
The fact of suffering from any disease, ailment or pathology that prevents you from driving safely, attentively and respectfully with the rules of the road may cause accidents both for yourself and for other drivers. That is why the DGT categorically prohibits driving, obtaining or renewing the driving license for people who suffer from certain types of diseases. Which is it? All of them are typified in the regulations in a clear and tacit way.
Illnesses for which you will be left without a driving license according to the DGT
The DGT in its own communication channels establishes different types of illnesses when it comes to not being able to drive a vehicle. By extension, the possibility of obtaining or renewing the driver’s license will not be accessible either. In this sense, the specifications offered by the General Directorate of Traffic when limiting access to roads are as follows:
• Diseases that arise from coordination and attention: All those diseases that respond to pictures of loss of coordination or cognitive disability of drivers are present. At this point, ailments such as arrhythmia – common in many people – are considered a key factor when it comes to affecting driving.
•Degenerative or progressive diseases: The fact that drivers are suffering from this kind of disease makes the danger worsen over time. This includes Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic lung diseases, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s or rheumatoid arthritis.
• Psychiatric: Unless there are favorable reports prepared by psychiatric professionals for the practice of driving, this type of illness is also considered incompatible with obtaining a driver’s license or proceeding to circulate. This includes Delirium, Dementia and Anxiety Disorders, Catatonic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, Sleep Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Intellectual Development Disorder, TDH, Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
•Neurological: Also for issues related to the lack of ability to maintain a safe condition, diseases such as epilepsy are included in this list.
•Other diseases or ailments including but with certain deadlines: It is also possible that in some cases you will not be allowed to drive during a certain time due to a period of illness or post-operative period. This is the case of oncological explosions, diabetes, aneurysms, hypothyroidism, nephropathy or dissection. In these cases, it can also be revoked by means of a favorable report.
Sanctions when driving with a disease.
DGT fines according to diseases
In this sense, and taking into account the diseases that the DGT considers incompatible with driving, it is important to take into account that there are fines for those who fail to comply with this regulation. That is why the fact of stabilizing informed about these sanctions becomes very relevant so as not to receive unexpected and totally undesirable fines.
From here, getting your driver’s license, renewing it or simply driving your vehicle is a practice of total responsibility on the part of any citizen. Therefore, it is convenient to be aware at all times of the requirement of being physically and psychologically fit to carry out this action. Road safety is a responsibility of society as a whole. This regulation and its consequences are focused on reducing traffic accidents on our roads that each year claim the lives of thousands of people in our country. For more information, it is always convenient to review the updates that the General Directorate of Traffic offers regarding traffic regulations.