THE PRACTICE OF ASSESSING NEUROLOGICALLY WHETHER A DRIVING LICENCE SHOULD BE ISSUED

DIE PRAXIS DER NEUROLOGISCHEN FUEHRERSCHEINBEGUTACHTUNG

Neurological assessments are carried out mostly on epileptic cases, people with sensory-motor disturbance, with severe cerebral-vascular processes and condition-images from brain visions. In each of these, the complete personality should be considered and conclusions reached which have been adjusted to suit the individual concerned. For epilepsy the following guidelines have evolved; for a person who suffers regular attacks a licence for driving is not issued; after 2 to 3 years free of an attack under anti-epileptic medication a licence can be issued; (3) regular checks by a medical specialist are however required including an eeg; and a neuro-psychological examination must be carried out with respect to the extent of the psycho-organic syndrome in addition to measurement of the vigilance, ability to react and the psychomotor function for other neurological illness the incidence rate of illness (neurological failure), the generation rate (aetiological course) and the personality profile and performance profile must be assessed. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the Third International Traffic and Driver Medical Conference.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerztliche Kraftfahrvereinigung Oesterreichs

    Weihburggase 10-12
    Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • Wessely, P
    • Maly, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM