THE PRICE OF NOT TALKING: FINES

Around 22% of those diagnosed with a mental health issue do not tell their manager.

Yet it is a legal responsibility to advise the DVLA of any mental health conditions affecting drivers. at https://www.gov.uk/driving-medical-conditions Notifiable conditions include agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, anorexia if it affects driving, paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disease and both OCD and PTSD. Failure to notify the DVLA could result in a £1000 fine and possibly invalidate a driver’s motor insurance. Should an accident occur due to an undeclared condition, criminal prosecution is a possibility.

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