Medical fitness to drive
Should I be driving: things to look for
You're responsible for declaring any medical condition that may affect your ability to drive.
You can use the checklist below and see if any of these scenarios apply to you:
- I'm not as confident on the road as I once was
- I have some difficulty turning to see behind me when reversing
- I'm easily distracted
- other drivers honk their horns at me
- I have scratches and dents on my car that I can’t account for
- I get increasingly agitated and irritated while driving
- I sometimes fail to spot a hazard until the last second
- I rely increasingly on a passenger to help me judge distances and give instructions while driving
- I have regular near misses
- I get lost in familiar places and sometimes make a wrong turn
- on occasion, I confuse the accelerator with the brake.
If any of these scenarios apply to you, you should contact your general practitioner (GP) immediately about your fitness to drive.
Relatives and concerned friends can also use the checklist to assess a loved one's fitness to drive as road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
If you have concerns about a person’s fitness to drive
NT Police and members of the public can notify the MVR if they are concerned about a person’s fitness to drive.
To notify the MVR, you must submit the notification in writing and should include the following information:
- the person’s name
- date of birth or address (if known)
- licence number (if known)
- the reason you are concerned.
Send the notification to MVR by:
- email: email@example.com
- post: GPO Box 530, Darwin NT 0801.
Last updated: 11 January 2021
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