Return to Driving

Can you drive after a brain injury?

Female drivingYes, many people are able to return to driving after a traumatic brain injury or an acquired brain injury. Because brain injuries can result in varying levels of symptoms that may impact your ability to drive safely, a comprehensive evaluation by a driver rehabilitation specialist is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for driving. The assessment should include a review of medical conditions, vision, functional ability, reaction time, and a behind-the-wheel evaluation. After this assessment, the driver rehabilitation specialist will create a customized training program to address issues with driving and help you identify if any accomodations or adaptive equipment be needed to acheive independent, safe driving.


Additional Resources for Driving with a Brain Injury

The organizations listed below can provide more resources and information on learning to drive with a brain injury. If you’re ready to begin your driver rehabilitation journey, contact The Creative Mobility Group to help you get started!

Logos for ADED - The Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association, NMEDA - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Assocation, and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan