Factors associated with seizure-related motor vehicle accidents among patients with epilepsy in West China

Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures [1]. Loss of consciousness during seizures may influence the driving ability of patients with epilepsy (PWE) and result in motor vehicle accidents (MVA) [2]. In China, PWE have been forbidden from driving motor vehicles since 1988, according to the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Road Traffic [3]. Provisions on the Application for and Use of Driving Licenses, which took effect in 2004, ban all PWE from obtaining a driver’s license [4].