Get Well Soon
Helping you to make a speedy recovery after surgery to bypass a damaged blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart
The law says that you must not drive for 4 weeks after a coronary artery bypass graft; after that point, it’s up to you to decide in consultation with your GP when you are fit to drive. Your insurance company should be informed about your operation. Some companies will not insure drivers for a number of weeks after surgery, so it’s important to check what your policy says.
If you drive a Class 2 vehicle you are legally obliged to inform the DVLA about your operation and must not drive for 3 months.
Driving - An exercise
Before resuming driving, you should be free from the sedative effects of any painkillers you may be taking. You should be comfortable in the driving position and able to safely control your car, including freely performing an emergency stop. You should practise this in a safe place without putting the key in the ignition. It is advisable not to restart driving with a long journey.