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CONDITIONS THAT CAN AFFECT SAFE DRIVING
Medical conditions generally reported for routine driver re-examination:
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Orthopedic Impairments Due to Injury
  • Severe Arthritis
  • Full Or Partial Loss Of Use On One Or More Limbs
  • General Weakness, Stiffness, Or Shakiness
  • Problems With Gait or Balance
  • Assistive Devices Required To Ambulate – If Really Needed For Mobility And Balance
Medical conditions routinely reported to us that generally require a Medical Review:
  • Visual impairments
  • Loss of consciousness, dizzy spells
  • Significant impairments of memory or judgement: difficulty recalling ideas or events, confusion, problems with orientation, difficulty following simple instructions.
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Seizure disorders ( if a seizure has occurred within the last two years)
  • Severe head injuries with problems related to memory, judgement, ability to maintain attention, or visual field deficits.
  • Problems With Gait or Balance
  • Sleep disorders
  • Diabetes (only if complications are present):
    • peripheral neuropathy – numbness and tingling in extremities, which can affect position sense, or ability to feel the brake and gas pedals
    • hypoglycemic reactions – weakness, problems with vision, loss of muscle coordination, anxiety, personality changes; and if untreated could result in delirium, coma and death.
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Severe cardiovascular impairments: severe chest pain, breathing difficulty, syncopy, or severe limitation in mobility.
  • Severe psychiatric disorders which have required hospitalization or treatment for six months or more: disorientation, loss of memory, lapses in consciousness, mistaken beliefs, severe depression, hallucinations, irrational behavior, incoherent or disjointed speech, inability to process facts, violent or overly aggressive behavior.
  • Progressive neurological disorders
Information the Medical Advisory Board looks for when evaluating cases:
  • Diagnosis
  • Amputation
  • Prescribed medications and treatment regimen.
  • Compliance with treatment.
  • Level of control of medical condition.
  • Strength, coordination, reflexes.
  • Evidence of memory problems, attention deficits, extremely irrational or inappropriate behaviors.
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