Support for children aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

How can I find out if I'm able to drive?

Your ability to drive will depend on the type and extent of your needs. The Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will decide whether you can learn to drive.

You must give details of your condition or disability to the DVLA:

  • when you apply for your driving licence
  • if you develop a condition or a disability and already have a driving licence

The DVLA will decide if you:

  • need to get a new driving licence
  • can have a shorter licence which is reviewed at the end of the licence period
  • can drive but using a specialist vehicle or with adaptations to your car
  • are unable to drive/must give up your licence

You may have to have an examination or take an assessment before they make the final decision.

Find out more about the conditions for driving with a medical condition or a disability.