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Driving

Driving is an integral part of lifestyle in Australia, and many regard driving as essential to independence.

In 2008 Mandatory Reporting was introduced in WA. Anyone with a medical condition that is permanent or long-term and is likely to impair their ability to drive MUST report their condition to the Department of Transport. Failure to do so may result in a fine and may impact on any vehicle insurance claims. Always check with your private insurer. In WA reporting should be within one month of diagnosis of a condition. This does not necessarily mean you will lose your licence, however you will need to have an annual assessment by your treating doctor (GP) or specialist to confirm your fitness to drive. In some cases, a driving assessment may be required.

For more information and for reporting, go to https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensing/report-a-medical-condition.asp

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