New and stricter medical standards for driving licenses

Practice drivingPractice driving.Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

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Anyone applying for a driving license must from 1 October to complete a declaration on health on traffic stations. In case of illness or certain conditions is also required health certificate from a doctor.

– It is now easier for doctors and drivers license applicants to see which requirements apply, there will be less room for discretion, and thus more equal treatment, says Executive Vice President Svein Lie Directorate of Health.

Friday 1 July, the new rules laid down, and from Saturday October 1 enters into force. For drivers with diabetes are regulations stricter than before. For drivers including using certain addictive drugs, suffering from respiratory failure, dementia, sleep apnea or narcolepsy are rules also intensified.

Regulations have been adjusted with new medical knowledge about various conditions and their effect on traffic safety.

It has also become clearer rules that apply to the individual state, and who fills the health requirements and not. Physicians should in a more uniform manner examine the applicants’ ability to think and react in traffic.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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