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Many people can drive after a stroke. Whether or not a person can drive after a stroke depends on the area of brain affected and the disabilities a person has. Strokes may impair strength and coordination making driving unsafe. Additionally, strokes can affect one's vision and perceptual abilities which may not be as obvious as weakness. Rehabilitation specialists can best judge one's driving ability and make specific recommendations. Formal driving assessment programs exist to help make these recommendations.
American Heart Association answered
Driving is often a major concern after a stroke. It’s not unusual for stroke survivors to want to drive. Getting around after a stroke is important — but safety is even more important. Injury to the brain may change how you do things. So before you drive again, think carefully about how these changes may affect safety for you, your family and others.