This publication is presented in three parts.
Part A comprises general information including:
- the principles of assessing fitness to drive
- specific considerations including
- the assessment of people with multiple medical conditions or age-related change
- the management of temporary conditions, progressive disorders and undifferentiated illness
- the effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs
- the role of practical driver assessments and driver rehabilitation
- the roles and responsibilities of drivers, licensing authorities and health professionals
- what standards to apply (private or commercial) for particular driver classes
- the application of conditional licences, and
- the steps involved in assessing fitness to drive.
Part B comprises a series of chapters relating to relevant medical systems/diseases. The medical requirements for unconditional and conditional licences are summarised in a tabulated to differentiate between the requirements for private and commercial vehicle drivers. Additional information, including the rationale for the standards, as well as a general assessment and management considerations, is provided in the supporting text of each chapter.
Part C comprises further supporting information including:
- regulatory requirements for driver assessment in each jurisdiction
- guidance on forms for the examination process and reporting to the driver licensing authority
- legislation relating to driver and health professional reporting of medical conditions
- legislation relating to blood alcohol, seatbelt use, helmet use and alcohol interlocks, and
- contacts for services relating to disabled parking and transport, occupational therapist assessments and driver licensing authorities.