DVLA driving licence medical revocations are highest for this one common illness as data shows over 7,000 sufferers lose their right to drive each year.

DVLA data has revealed dementia is the most common reason why motorists lose their driving licence. A total of 7,767 saw their licenses revoked in 2018 in figures dramatically higher than just four years previously where revocations stood at just 4,717.

Epilepsy was the second-highest reason for DVLA medical revocations with over 5,500 driving licences taken away from drivers.

A total of 5,763 motorists who suffered from the illness had their licences removed although this had only increased by around 2,000 over five years.

Alcohol misuse was the reason for over 3,000 renovations while blackouts and seizures accounted for over 2,000.

Data from the DVLA has revealed total medical revocations have increased by almost 40 per cent in a five year period.

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