J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2018 May;36(2):65-73. 10.17340/jkna.2018.2.1.

Epilepsy and Driving Regulation in Korea

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Chosun University School of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea.
  • 2Gachon Law Research Institute, Gachon University, Sungnam, Korea.
  • 3Department of Neurology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 4Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University School of Medicine, Jeonju, Korea. iory252@naver.com

Abstract

In Korea, current status of epilepsy and driving are challenging and there are lack of formal legal guidelines about driving in patients with epilepsy. According to the default standards in Korean Road Traffic law, patients with epilepsy are restricted or prohibited from driving except who are conditionally allowed to drive by the Aptitude Judgement Committee (AJC). Though the AJC consist of medical doctors and traffic officials, new regulation and guidelines are required for various type of seizure and characteristics of patients with epilepsy. This review outlines the current applicable legislation about epilepsy and driving in Korea as well as that of the overseas country calling for new laws to establish a consistent assessment.

Keyword

Automobile driving; Accidents, traffic; Epilepsy; Korea

MeSH Terms

Accidents, Traffic
Aptitude
Automobile Driving
Epilepsy*
Humans
Jurisprudence
Korea*
Seizures
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