New medical fitness to drive guidelines for truck and bus drivers
A new set of medical fitness to drive guidelines for truck and bus drivers have been developed by the The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).
The new Sláinte agus Tiomáint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines for Group 2 drivers (bus and truck) have been produced by the RSA / RCPI National Programme Office for Traffic Medicine.
The new Group 2 Guidelines, which cover bus and truck drivers, will provide a national framework on standards in traffic medicine in Ireland. For a driver, understanding the impact of an injury or a disease or the way certain medicines might affect driving is a vital aspect of road safety. The key objective of the Guidelines is to promote and prolong safe driving by supporting medical practitioners and drivers in making decisions about medical fitness to drive.
The new Sláinte agus Tiomaint Medical Fitness to Drive Guidelines also contains updated guidelines for Group 1 drivers ( car and motorcycle). The updated guidelines reflect recent developments in medicine, such as improvements in diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.