Myasthenics MUST inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre (DVLC) that they have MG, even if at present they have no symptoms.
A recent letter from the medical advisory branch of DVLC states that:
"The symptoms that may be experienced by people with MG and which would have an effect on their fitness to drive are :
Having informed DVLC and returned the completed medical forms, a decision will be made concerning your fitness to continue driving.
The decision could result in your being :
If you are allowed to continue driving DVLC must be informed immediately if there is any significant change in your medical condition.
Myasthenic drivers must inform their insurance company that they have MG. If they do not, and they have to make a claim, they may find that their policy is deemed invalid.
Myasthenics, in most cases, should not have to pay a higher premium, but they may have several medical forms to complete.
There are, however, some insurance brokers who specialise in providing policies for disabled people. They have a vast experience of medical conditions, and knowledge of insurance companies that provide policies at special rates for disabled drivers.
Two insurance companies known to provide these policies are :
|Eastern Insurances *
9 Bridge Street
Tel : 01787 475932
292 Hale Lane
Tel : 0181-958-0901
* Denotes part of fee to MGA. Provides a specially arranged policy via AXA,
The Association does its best to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is complete and up to date at the time of publication, but cannot accept any legal liability whether for any inaccuracy or otherwise.
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