Assessing Fitness to Drive: Part 2.

This is the second of a two-part article discussing the guidelines for fitness to drive in Australia and how they are applied to specific medical conditions. The author notes that the requirement for general practitioners to write reports about their patients' fitness to drive will increase as the population ages and licensing criteria change. The author discusses visual functions, psychiatric conditions, sleep disorders, acute medical illnesses, chronic disorders, and driving with disabilities. The author provides information in exceptions from wearing seatbelts and cycle helmets and describes disability assessment for privileged parking. The author notes that these guidelines are designed with the aim of preserving individual freedom and maximizing public safety.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 475-477
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01010612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2005 7:05AM