Tightening legal restrictions for drivers with epilepsy in Japan

Mineko Baba, Masahito Hitosugi

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Epilepsy is a highly prevalent condition around the world, and many countries impose restrictions on drivers with epilepsy. After toughening the law in Japan, the number of refused driving license applications for patients with epilepsy increased markedly. However, the number of collisions caused by drivers with epilepsy did not decrease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-674
Number of pages2
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun


  • automobile driving
  • criminal law
  • epilepsy
  • legal liability
  • vehicle collision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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