Information for health professionals

Driving is a complex task requiring good vision, judgement, perception and physical abilities. 

Many medical conditions and disabilities, including those associated with general ageing, may affect a person’s ability to drive, so fitness to drive is an important early consideration when you are assessing and managing your patients.

The primary aim of assessing fitness to drive is to assist your patients to continue to drive safely, independently and legally, and to identify if their safety and / or public safety may be compromised.

To support health professionals, the national medical standards, Assessing Fitness to Drive provide fitness to drive criteria and information regarding assessment and management. In addition, VicRoads provides further clinical and patient information accessed from the links below.