Return to Drive
- Concussion symptoms may affect your ability to drive safely
- Seek medical advice before resuming driving activities after an injury
Concussion Symptoms Can Impact Driving
Concussion symptoms like changes in your concentration, reaction time, or vision can temporarily affect your ability to drive safely. Some concussion symptoms can also feel worse when you are in a moving vehicle.
You should not drive for the first 48 hours after your injury, even if there are no symptoms present.
After that if you are feeling well, talk to your family doctor about when it is safe to return to driving.
Return to Driving Gradually
Once your family doctor has given you clearance, it’s best to return to driving gradually. Try the following strategies:
Add to My Recovery Plan 📒
Once your family doctor has given you clearance, it’s best to return to driving gradually.
Here are some common strategies that many teenagers find helpful. You can chose the one that you would like to add to your personalized Recovery Plan.