If you’ve had a stroke, do
not drive. You must tell
Alberta Transportation, Driver Fitness and Monitoring about any health issue that may affect your driving, including that you had a stroke. It’s the law. Review the wording on the back of your driver’s license.
About 1 in 3 people who have a stroke can drive again. When you drive a car, you use a lot of different skills at the same time. The better you can see, think, and use your body, the more likely it is that you will return to safe driving. Being an experienced driver with a good driving history also helps.
When you are ready to start driving again, you need to:
You may need to take a driving test, if your family doctor asks you to. There are 3 different tests your doctor may ask for:
Alberta Transportation will contact you to let you know if you can start driving again.
You will need to call your insurance company to find out how having had a stroke might affect your car insurance.
Current as of: November 8, 2018
Author: Stroke Program, Alberta Health Services
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