Information for older drivers
As people age, they need to be even more careful about their use of alcohol and other drugs. There are 3 main reasons for this:
Good health and driving
Driving safely requires the driver to pay close attention to many things at once, and to be able to react quickly when something unexpected happens. A driver needs to be mentally alert, to have clear vision, physical coordination and the ability to react appropriately.
Your health practitioner needs to know that you drive, so they can regularly check that your health is not affecting any of these safe driving requirements. If you have a medical condition, your health practitioner can help you manage it, along with any medicines you may need to take, so that you may be able to continue to drive safely.
Last updated: 30 January 2013
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