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What are you required to do if you develop a serious medical condition that could affect your driving? What are you required to do if you develop a serious medical condition that could affect your driving?

  • A. Tell your doctor and let him or her notify Roads and Maritime

  • B. Once you become aware of the condition you must notify Roads and Maritime

  • C. Hand your licence in at the nearest police station.

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. Your doctor is not responsible for notifying the Roads and Maritime and you do not need to hand your licence in. Contact Roads and Maritime first.
     
 
 
 

Driving with different medical conditions

You are allowed to drive with certain medical conditions but there are some conditions that will significantly worsen your ability to drive. They include conditions like blackouts, fainting, diabetes, neurological or phychiatric illnesses, some age-related decline, vision problems, chronic pain, cerebral palsy, and some musculoskeletal conditions. For those conditions you must consult with your doctor and if they advise that you should not drive then it is your responsibility to tell Roads and Maritime.

This article contains information about medical conditions and driving.

If you are taking medication for your illness then you need to make sure that doesn't affect your driving, too. There's a guide to using medication and driving here.

If you are not feeling 100% then it's a good idea not to drive until you are feeling better. If you just have a cold or virus then you don't need to tell Roads and Maritime - just wait until you get better until you drive.