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Medical aspects of fitness to drive – A guide for health practitioners

Published: | Category: Driver licensing , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Medical practitioners

This guide is to assist health practitioners in assessing the fitness to drive of any individual. It also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of health practitioners.

Guide to the on-road safety test

Published: | Category: Older drivers , Safe driving , Leaflets & brochures | Audiences: Communities, Medical practitioners, Motorists

This guide is for older drivers who have been referred for an on-road safety test by their doctor. It explains the process for booking, preparing for and taking the on-road safety test, what the test covers and what happens afterwards.

Factsheet index

Published: | Category: Index , Factsheets | Audiences: Certifiers, Communities, General, Heavy vehicle operators, Importers, Local & regional government, Medical practitioners, Motorcyclists, Motorists, Schools & teachers, Taxi drivers & operators, Vehicle inspectors & inspecting organisations, Vehicle traders, Visitors & new residents, Walkers & cyclists

The NZ Transport Agency's factsheets provide information on transport safety, standards and processes. All our factsheets are available on this website and can be printed directly from the site. Many of our factsheets are also available from the Transport Agency's agents and regional offices in a printed format. (These are indicated with an asterisk* in the list below.)

Diabetes and driving (Factsheet 16)

Published: | Category: Medical , Factsheets | Audiences: Medical practitioners, Motorists

This factsheet provides information for drivers with diabetes. It gives advice on some of the risks and precautions for diabetic drivers and outlines limitations and conditions which may apply to your licence when you are driving.

Research Report 645 Post-impact care: How can New Zealand address the fifth pillar of road safety?

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audiences: General, Medical practitioners, Road controlling authorities

Post-crash care of victims is considered by the World Health Organisation to be the fifth pillar of the safe system approach to road safety. Timeliness and quality of transport of crash victims from the crash site to hospital door is crucial to medical outcomes. It is important that road controlling authorities (RCAs) and Road Policing work together with Emergency Services to provide the best possible outcomes for the available resources.