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National Office for Traffic Medicine. (2017) Sláinte agus Tiomáint. Medical fitness to drive guidelines (Group 1 and Group 2 Drivers). Dublin: Road Safety Authority.

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Sláinte agus Tiomáint provides guidance on medical fitness to drive and is aimed primarily at medical professionals and those working at the interface between road safety and health e.g. On-road Driving Assessors, the National Driver Licence Service. It supports clinicians in providing guidance to patients who may have medical fitness to drive issues. The guidelines highlight the need for all of us to appreciate that the state of our health impacts, to a greater or lesser degree, on our ability to drive safely.

Driver fitness is governed by EU law and regulations made in Ireland under the Road Traffic Acts. Sláinte agus Tiomáint is an interpretation of these laws; however, the Directive/regulations form the overriding legal basis for driver medical fitness in Ireland. One of the objectives of Sláinte agus Tiomáint is to promote mobility and to do this in a way that is consistent with safety on our roads. Once a driver is aware of any health aspects that impact on driving and follows the advice of their doctor, they can continue to drive in most cases.

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Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
April 2017
128 p.
Road Safety Authority
Corporate Creators
National Office for Traffic Medicine
Place of Publication
6th edition
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