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Driving and Diabetes

August 27, 2014 Shireen O'Brien Diabetes 0 Comments

Medical Requirements to Drive(taken from QLD Main Roads)

As a Queensland driver licence holder, you are required to promptly tell the Department of any long-term or permanent medical condition that is likely to adversely affect your ability to drive safely. You must tell the department as soon as a condition develops or if there is a long-term increase to an existing condition. You cannot wait until you renew your licence. When applying for a Queensland driver licence, you must tell the department of any medical condition that may adversely affect your ability to drive safely. You may need a medical certificate confirming your fitness to drive. Your health professional may also recommend that your licence be subject to conditions.

Your health professional will refer to the private and commercial medical standards for driving in the Assessing Fitness to Drive publication. These standards are recognised by all Australian driver licensing authorities. If you fail to report your condition, you may receive a A$6000 penalty and be disqualified from driving.

At O'Brien Healthcare we can guide you through the process to ensure you are able to keep your licence and be a safe driver on our roads.


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