Medical fitness to drive
The rules about being medically fit to drive, and your responsibilities.
You are legally required to let the National Driver Licence Services (NDLS) know if you have any long-term or permanent injury or illness that may affect your ability to drive safely.
Be a responsible driver
it is your responsibility as a driver to:
- take any prescribed medication and manage your condition(s);
- stop driving if any of the medications you are taking for your condition have any side effects that affect your ability to drive, e.g. drowsiness;
- inform the NDLS and your insurance provider of any long-term or permanent injury or illness that may affect your ability to drive safely;
- comply with the requirements of your licence as appropriate including periodic medical reviews;
- get professional advice on your medical fitness to drive if you develop a medical condition during the term of your licence.
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