GPs urged to report drivers

Doctors are being forced to act as "policemen" and ensure patients who are no longer fit to drive have notified authorities, a move that leaves practitioners vulnerable to legal action, experts say. 

Queensland doctors are being "strongly encouraged" to follow up patients whom they have determined to be unsafe on the road, but who have failed to alert the licensing authority. 

In a letter from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland doctors and health professionals have been reminded to provide patients who