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News article17 October 2016Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport1 min read

Driving licences: Commission updates rules for drivers with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Today the Commission has adopted an update of the minimum medical requirements for drivers with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

This issue is regulated by Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences. The objective of the amendment is to reflect the latest medical knowledge while ensuring the best possible balance between road safety and mobility. The new provisions on cardiovascular diseases make a clear and simple distinction between situations when drivers may be allowed to drive and those when they may not because of their health conditions. Member States now also have the option to assess exceptional individual cases. The updated rules on diabetes make it easier to determine if a driver is fit to continue driving. They help to avoid that drivers under adequate medical treatment are banned from driving.

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Publication date
17 October 2016
Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport