Doctors shouldn’t be forced to dob in unfit drivers

King, Mark (2013) Doctors shouldn’t be forced to dob in unfit drivers. The Conversation, December(18).

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Few states mandate that doctors or other health professionals must report unfit drivers to licensing authorities – and for good reason.

Driving is an everyday practice for many Australians, but that doesn’t mean it’s a simple task. It takes several years for crash rates among young drivers to decline, and driving performance can be affected at any time by fatigue, distraction and impairment by alcohol or drugs...

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ID Code: 91814
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Older drivers, Road safety, Licensing, Medical assessment, Fitness to drive
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Conversation
Deposited On: 13 Jan 2016 22:48
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2016 07:59

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