Assessing Fitness to Drive

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5. Musculoskeletal conditions

Refer also to Part A section 2.2.8 Drugs and driving, Part B section 6 Neurological conditions and section 10 Vision and eye disorders.

This section deals with fitness to drive in relation to a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and disabilities that may result in chronic pain, muscle weakness, joint stiffness or loss of limbs. Specific neuromuscular conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, are addressed under section 6 Neurological conditions. Musculoskeletal conditions are also likely to coexist with other impairments, such as visual and cognitive impairment, particularly in older people. For guidance in assessing multiple medical conditions refer to Part A section 2.2.7 Multiple medical conditions and age-related change.