Conduct a systematic review to determine the motor vehicle crash risk for drivers with epilepsy and/or seizures

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Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that is characterised by recurring seizures, which may result in unusual sensations, emotions and behaviours, muscle spasms, loss of consciousness or convulsions (Martin et al., 2005). The World Health Organization estimates that the prevalence of epilepsy is approximately 37 million worldwide (Mathers et al., 2002). Epilepsy can present at any age, however the prevalence and incidence is highest in infancy or late adolescence, and the likelihood of developing epilepsy rises again after the age of 65 years (Banjeree et al., 2006). In many parts of the world, drivers with epilepsy are restricted or prohibited from driving (White & O’Neill, 2000). The criteria for establishing whether an individual with epilepsy and/or seizures is fit to drive varies considerably across licensing jurisdictions (Charlton, et al., 2010). The aim of this systematic review is to determine the risk of motor vehicle crashes for drivers with epilepsy and/or seizures and to understand/quantify any impacts of the conditions on on-road driving performance
Effective start/end date22/05/1931/12/19


  • Crash risk
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures