The DGT fines up to €6,000 for driving with any of these illnesses

When you drive, all the precautions are little to protect you security by all drivers. But traffic circumstances are not the only thing that affects, but also physical and mental condition of drivers This may or may not result in problems when it comes to circulation.

The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) has various mechanisms in place to ensure road safety and reduce road deaths as much as possible. One of them is fitness assessment to be able to drive the vehicle. Therefore, the highway code prohibits drivers suffering from certain diseases can go behind the wheel.

These are very diverse conditions, but they all have in common how they can affect the the user’s ability to drive properly and therefore be harmful to your health. Driving with any of these illnesses can result in fines of up to 6000 euros. This amount will decrease to 200 Euro for those who continue to drive and if they obtained a driver’s license before the onset of the diseases.

Diseases that affect driving with the risk of a fine

The two that interfere with driving are Renal transplantation and dialysis nephropathy. In the first case, it is possible to renew the authorization if more than six months have passed since the intervention. As for nephropathy, it may not be exceptional if the driver has a favorable report issued by doctors; this can have a shelf life of between 1 and ten years.

These diseases allow the license to be renewed between one and five years if there are no symptoms; on oncohematological diseases also allow renewal of the license, but only for one year and if there have been no serious illnesses for at least three months.

Something similar happens with these diseases: it is forbidden to take a car only if there is a risk of vessel rupture. If the condition is a large vessel aneurysm, the driver can only renew the license between one and ten years; if due to dissection, the time is between one and two years, but if six months have passed since the operation.

These are arrhythmias, as the loss of attention does not allow driving; on acute myocardial infarction (license renewal is possible if more than three months have passed since the event); carriers of valve prostheses (the time is the same as for a heart attack); carriers of pacemaker or on automatic defibrillator (In both cases, it will be valid for up to three years if one month has passed since its placement and there is a favorable medical examination).

  • psychiatric diseases

They cover a slightly wider list than the previous cases:

– Delirium, dementia and anxiety disorders.

– Catatonic disorders, personality disorders.

– Anxiety and depression.

– Sleep disorder.

– Obsessive-compulsive disorder.

– Disorder of intellectual development.

– HDT.

– Alcohol abuse and dependence.

– Drug abuse and addiction.

The fine for this violation is 6,000 euros. Photo: Eduardo Parra (Europa Press)
  • Chronic and degenerative diseases

– Alzheimer’s.

– Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

– Essential tremor.

– Multiple sclerosis.

– Muscular dystrophy.

– Osteoporosis.

– Parkinson’s.

– Rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Respiratory diseases

If the driver suffers sleep apnea but has a favorable opinion from the doctor, can extend the driver’s license for a maximum of three years. However, if the condition is dyspnea constantly at rest or light effort will not be able to renew the card.