Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. It occurs when your immune system attacks a fatty substance around your nerves called myelin, damaging your nerves’ ability to transmit electrical signals.

Many people with MS can drive normally, but others may need adaptive equipment. Some people with multiple sclerosis may have to stop driving altogether for safety concerns. The best way to find out if it’s safe for you to drive is to get evaluated by a driving rehabilitation specialist.

In this article, we examine some of the ways MS can affect driving, how to get evaluated, and what modifications can be made to your car.

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