DVLA updates 25-year-old guidance on ‘fitness to drive’ 

Guidance to help healthcare professionals assess patients’ fitness to drive has been given a much-needed major overhaul. The new guidelines produced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) replace the At a Glance guidance that has been in use for 25 years. The DVLA said it had updated the guidance after healthcare professionals complained it was dated and hard to use and has worked with nurses, GPs, consultants and optometrists to develop the new document and ensure advice is clear and consistent. Under the law, people who hold a driving licence are required to inform the DVLA if they have an injury or medical condition likely to affect their ability to drive safely. 

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