MEDICAL FITNESS TO DRIVE
In South Australia you are asked to declare whether you are taking medication, or have a medical condition, that affects your ability to drive when you apply for, or renew, your driver’s licence.
Based on this information you may be required to undergo a medical examination with a medical practitioner to confirm your fitness to hold a driver’s licence.
REPORTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
All drivers are also required by law to report any medical condition that could affect their ability to drive safely. This must be done at the time the condition occurs, not just when renewing your licence.
Health practitioners are also required to report if a patient is diagnosed with a medical condition that may affect their ability to drive.
The Registrar of Motor Vehicles has a duty under the law to ensure that the holder of a driver’s licence, or a particular class of licence, is medically fit to drive a motor vehicle with safety. While the responsibility for the issue or retention of a driver’s licence rests with the Registrar, the Registrar relies heavily on the advice provided by health professionals.