8. Driving after Stroke

  1. Nadina B. Lincoln1,
  2. Ian I. Kneebone2,
  3. Jamie A. B. Macniven3 and
  4. Reg C. Morris4

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch8

Psychological Management of Stroke

Psychological Management of Stroke

How to Cite

Lincoln, N. B., Kneebone, I. I., Macniven, J. A. B. and Morris, R. C. (2011) Driving after Stroke, in Psychological Management of Stroke, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119961307.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  3. 3

    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

  4. 4

    Cardiff University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684276

Online ISBN: 9781119961307



  • driving after stroke;
  • driving, as part of daily living;
  • driving licence holders, notifying DVLA;
  • guidelines, in National Stroke Strategy;
  • stroke, evidence risk for crashes, conflicting;
  • fitness assessment, for driving;
  • visual acuity, visual inattention;
  • UFOV, predictor of safety to drive;
  • cognitive abilities in driving;
  • Rey Osterreith complex figure test, visuospatial


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Legal aspects, professional judgement and guidelines

  • Crash risk

  • Factors affecting ability to drive safely

  • Assessment of fitness to drive

  • Cognitive abilities and driving

  • Driver retraining programmes

  • Role of simulators

  • Recommendations for clinical practice

  • Conclusions