While many factors contribute to safety on the road, driver health and fitness to drive is an important consideration. Drivers must meet certain medical standards to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk.
Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals and driver licensing authorities.
The standards are approved by Commonwealth, state and territory transport ministers.
In October 2016, new medical standards come into effect for drivers of private and commercial vehicles.
This website provides information for health professionals, employers, heavy vehicle drivers, commercial drivers and private vehicle drivers.
A new edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive is now available and is effective from 1 October 2016.
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