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7.2.5 Insight

The presence or absence of insight has implications for management.

  • The person with insight may recognise when they are unwell and self-limit their driving.
  • Limited insight may be associated with reduced awareness or deficits and may result in markedly impaired judgement or self-appraisal.
  • When the person exhibits significantly impaired insight and appears unwilling to accept advice about restricting their driving, the health professional should consider if it is appropriate to report directly to the driver licensing authority and, if so, determine how best such a notification can be made while continuing to engage the person in treatment that is beneficial to them. Refer to Part A section 3.3.1 Confidentiality, privacy and reporting to the driver licensing authority and Appendix 3.2: Legislation relating to reporting by health professionals.