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Note: The National Transport Commission (NTC) and Austroads have been advised of an issue with the medical criteria for drivers with repaired thoracic or abdominal aneurysms. To quickly resolve this issue, the NTC wrote to state and territory driver licensing authorities on 9 May 2017 asking them to consider applying…
Part A of Assessing Fitness to Drive outlines the responsibilities of drivers, examining health professionals and licensing authorities in relation to licensing (refer Section 3, Roles and responsibilities). All States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect a person's ability to drive safely.  These laws have been…
The principles of assessing a person’s fitness to drive are described in Part A of Assessing Fitness to Drive (Section 2). This section has been expanded in the 2016 edition to provide improved guidance for examining health professionals, and is recommended reading. In particular, there is improved guidance regarding assessing…
Medical Condition Notification Form The medical notification form has been developed to facilitate communication between health professionals and driver licensing authorities.  It may be used to summarise findings of a health assessment in terms of medical criteria met or not met and any recommendations for monitoring and review. This form…
When do the 2016 standards come into effect? Who do you speak to get advice about assessment of a particular patient? Who produced the standards? Which standards (private or commercial) should be applied? How do I conduct an assessment of a heavy vehicle operator under the requirements for fatigue management?…
Updated September 2016 State or Territory Contacts for Health Professionals ACT Licensing and Registration Team Road User Services PO Box 582 Dickson ACT 2602 Phone: (02) 6205 1577 NSW Manager – Licence Review Unit  Roads and Maritime Services Driver and Vehicle Administration Section  Locked Bag 14 Grafton NSW 2460  Phone: (02) 6640…
All States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect your ability to drive safely. These laws have been created to protect public safety and are summarised in Appendix 3 of Assessing Fitness to Drive. The laws require you to report to your Driver Licensing…
Who makes the rules about whether or not you are well enough to drive? What if your condition is only temporary? How will your doctor assess whether you should be driving? Will your doctor notify the Driver Licensing Authority if you are not well enough to drive? What happens if…
A wide range of resources are available to support older drivers who have a medical condition that may affect their driving.     New South Wales Roads and Maritime Services older drivers NRMA older drivers Queensland Holding your licence after you’ve turned 75 Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) Older…
All drivers, including drivers of private and commercial vehicles, have certain legal responsibilities with respect to their health and driving. States and Territories in Australia have laws about reporting health conditions that might affect your ability to drive safely. These laws have been created to protect public safety. The laws…
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