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
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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