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On 6/7/2018 at 2:03 AM, Goe said:

My eyesight is horrible. I’ve only driven a few times since my stroke, it scares me. I get anxiety in any kind of traffic. 

my driving license authority cancelled my license, after I applied for a disability parking sticker

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Interesting.  

 

In Ontario, licenses are automatically suspended after a stroke (ER has to report them), MTO has to review medical records before you get it back, minimum 3 month wait.  Visual field test is also mandatory.  In my case, I did not meet the visual standard, had to wait another three months, have the test repeated.  Results were stable, so I was able to apply for a vision waiver and take an hour-long test with instructor, inspector and OT in a dual-control car with me.  I got the license back, but have to submit visual fields even year, and if they deteriorate I'll have to repeat the test or just lose the license.

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Similar system here (Victoria, Australia) Paul, The GP or Hospital OT notifies Licence authority if you don't do it yourself, and licence is suspended pending medical review. You then need Medical certificate to apply to get the licence renewed/reinstated, and have to get OT certification usually linked to conditions on the licence for required aids etc.

 

Once I got the licence back with conditions I had to do an annual review until I had 2 years with no changes. If I think I'm improved enough to remove some conditions I can apply for a review at any time.

 

 

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Here in NZ the same thing takes place except that the hospital didn't tell me! I was advised not to drive but found out by accident that my licence had been automatically suspended. It took nearly two years before I could convince my doctor that I was capable of handling the road again and then I was road tested by a specialist examiner before having my licence re-issued. 

I had no problems except that my wife had changed our car to an automatic of a different make to the one I was used to and I kept indicating my turns by switching on the windscreen wipers! The examiner was very tolerant of this.

Deigh

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Because I didn't technically stroke, there was never any mention of not driving. 

This all started beginning of April 2014 and I kept driving until middle of August the same year, after a neurologist appointment. 

Looking back,  I must have been CRAZY driving. 

Very glad not to be driving, but having independence with my beloved mobility scooter, Henry.

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I couldn't drive for over a year I think. I don't know if I should have when I did. My balance, proprioception, plain dizzy feeling all the time, eye issues...but in Tennessee they don't suspend your license. I just tried one day. After that, Adian took me driving in empty parking lots for a while. Then rode with me for a while. I finally started driving on my own...scared the carp out of myself all the time. Over time it got better but I still am a bit swervy between the lines...especially at night. I think each state has their own laws about that. I'm glad I could try to drive when I wanted to but I'm not sure it was the safest thing to do.

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