Medical fitness to drive
Should I be driving: things to look for
You are responsible for declaring any medical condition that may affect your ability to drive. If you have any concerns about your fitness and ability to drive you should contact your GP immediately.
You can complete the short checklist below and see if any of the scenarios apply to you:
- I am not as confident on the road as I once was
- I have some difficulty turning to see behind me when reversing
- I am 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 then it might be time to talk to your GP about your fitness to drive.
Relatives and concerned friends can also use the checklist to assess a loved ones fitness to drive as road safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Last updated: 06 March 2020
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