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2.2.2 Conditions not covered explicitly in this publication

This publication does not attempt to define all clinical situations that may influence safe driving ability.

It is accepted that other medical conditions or combinations of conditions may also be relevant and that it is not possible to define all clinical situations where an individual’s overall function would compromise public safety. A degree of professional judgement is therefore required in assessing fitness to drive.

The examining health professional should follow general principles when assessing these patients including consideration of the driving task and the potential impact of the condition on requirements such as sensory, motor and cognitive skills. Episodic conditions need consideration regarding the likelihood of recurrence. A more stringent threshold should be applied to drivers of commercial vehicles than to private vehicle drivers. An appropriate period should be advised for review, dependent on the natural history of the condition (refer to section 2.2.7 Multiple medical conditions and age-related change).