Anonymously report them to the DMV The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) allows people to report unsafe drivers, often anonymously. You don’t have to be a doctor, anyone can file a report. The benefit is that your older adult won’t blame you for taking their license away. Instead, they’ll be angry with the DMV.
You can report the untaxed vehicle online anonymously. You will need to state the vehicle registration number, make, model,colour and the full address where it is parked. You can report by post by sending the details above to Enforcement Section, W070/D12, DVLA, Longview Road, Swansea, SA7 0XZ.
If you’re seriously concerned about an older person’s driving, you should write in confidence to the DVLA. They may then follow up with the local police. Think carefully about how this would affect your relationship with the person and whether there is another way for you to get them to think about giving up.
Call the DVLA on their toll-free phone number at 0844 453 0118.
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Confidentiality: patients’ fitness to drive and reporting concerns to the DVLA or DVA. If a patient has a condition that could affect their fitness to drive, it’s their duty to report it. But as their doctor you have responsibilities as well.
Conclusion: Drivers age 90 and above were at no greater driving risk than those one decade younger. MMSE orientation questions may be useful to assist in identifying which oldest old drivers could benefit from a comprehensive driving evaluation including an on-road test.
1. The DVLA is legally responsible for deciding if a person is medically unfit to drive. The Agency needs to know when driving licence holders have a condition that may now, or in the future, affect their safety as a driver. 2.
Section 88 of The Road Traffic Act 1988 may allow you to continue driving even though you do not hold a current driving licence. In practice, this will be when you have applied to the DVLA to renew your licence, but the licence expires (runs out) while we are processing the application.
But reporting someone for driving dangerously is always an option – even if it’s someone you know – as you can do it anonymously. And reporting dangerous drivers helps keep the roads safe for other road users.
He continued: “The DVLA is dependent on drivers making them aware of any medical conditions that will prevent them from driving. However, an applicant’s medical records are not usually made available to the occupational doctor.
In New South Wales, drivers from the age of 75 must start annual medical assessments to retain a licence. When you reach 85, in addition to the annual medical examination, you must pass a practical driving test every second year to keep your unrestricted drivers licence.
People age 70 and older are more likely to crash than any other age group besides drivers age 25 and younger. And because older drivers are more fragile, they are more likely to get hurt or die from these crashes. There’s no set age when everyone should stop driving.
Being able to see well is essential to safe driving. If your parent has a vision problem like macular degeneration or glaucoma, they definitely won’t be safe behind the wheel no matter what they say. Other issues could also interfere with their ability to see.