Driving

We do taxi and hgv medicals as private services for our own and others patients.

If you are not a patient of the practice you will need to sign a health declaration.

You will also need to provide a urine sample.

Medical Guidelines To Drive

The medical guidelines to see if you are able to drive are on

https://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical.aspx

https://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical/ataglance.aspx

Please note there have been changes to the diabetes requirements for driving.

Other information

Tiredness Can Kill

This leaflet explains the dangers of driving when tired

For people coming upto 70 they need to apply to the dvla.

Some information about this is on this government site

https://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Motoringtransactions/BeforeyouapplyD/DG_066956

Video

https://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Video/DG_WP195669?CID=DGP&CRE=REN70

https://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/medical.aspx

Medicines that make you drowsy and the law

Any condition requiring medical treatment may itself pose a risk to driving ability if left untreated. Therefore it is important for patients to continue their treatment.

Advice to give to patients:

  • it is against the law to drive if your driving ability is impaired by any medicine
  • if you are taking your medicine as directed and your driving is not impaired, then you are not breaking the law
  • check the leaflet that comes with your medicine for information on how your medicine may affect your driving ability
  • do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you
  • do not drive if you feel sleepy, dizzy, unable to concentrate or make decisions, or if you have blurred or double vision

 

Leaflet about changes in the law

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