Can I drive with Parkinson’s disease?

Having Parkinson's disease is not a contraindication for driving. However, impairment of motor and cognitive function as a consequence of the disease may interfere with safe driving and giving up this priviledge may be advised. This is a highly individualized decision that should be made by the patient, his or her family and their neurologist based on the patients individual symptoms and disability. Occasionally, formal driving evaluations can be requested at many Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) accross the country. Some physical and occupational therapy centers offer driving assessment programs as well.