Fears over fitness-to-drive self-reporting scheme

Fitness-to-drive tests by doctors have been deemed a “necessary evil” after older drivers were found to be falsely giving themselves the all-clear under SA’s dob-yourself-in system.

GPs in SA are no longer required to complete annual medical certificates for older drivers following the introduction of a self-report system in September last year.

Since then, fewer than 10% of drivers aged 75 years and older have self-reported medical conditions, such as dementia, arthritis or eye disease in a compulsory annual form, according to the SA Department of Planning, Transport and