While many factors contribute to safety on the road, driver health and fitness to drive is an important consideration. Drivers must meet certain medical standards to ensure their health status does not unduly increase their crash risk.
Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals and driver licensing authorities.
The standards are approved by Commonwealth, state and territory transport ministers.
The 2016 edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive is effective from 1 October 2016.
This website provides information for health professionals, employers, heavy vehicle drivers, commercial drivers and private vehicle drivers.