Assessing Fitness to Drive

Table of Contents

1.1 Relevance to the driving task

For the purposes of this standard, the term ‘blackout’ means a transient impairment or loss of consciousness. Loss of consciousness is clearly incompatible with safe driving. The evidence for crash risk associated with various causes of blackout is discussed in the relevant chapters. This chapter provides guidance regarding the general management of blackouts, with cross-reference to relevant chapters as per Figure 6.