GPs exposed on fitness-to-drive rules

Australia’s latest fitness-to-drive guidelines might be more user friendly, but they will offer no defence from liability if something goes wrong, an expert warns.

Professor Roy Beran, vice-president of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, said the 2012 Austroads Assessing Fitness to Drive guidelines were clearer than their predecessors, but the authors still did not accept responsibility for any consequences.

“They do advise, when in doubt, speak to your MDO, which highlights