Driver Fitness licence suspensions

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In the interest of road safety, there are several suspensions that Driver Fitness may place on your licence, depending on your circumstances. If your licence has been suspended or cancelled, you must not drive. Driving with a suspended licence can result in vehicle impoundment, charges and insurance implications.

Medical conditions

Your driver’s licence may be suspended due to a medical condition or event which could pose an immediate safety risk to you and others on the road. As soon as you have been advised by your health-care provider that you are not safe to drive, you should stop driving.

If a medical suspension of your driver’s licence is required, you will be sent a letter advising you to submit certain reports or information. Further reports, including specialist reports, or driving assessments, may be required prior to reinstatement of your driver’s licence. If this is the case, you will be sent another letter advising of these requirements.

Once these reports are reviewed, and it is determined you meet the medical standards for drivers, you will be notified how to apply for licence reinstatement.

Suspensions for not providing medical reports

Your driver’s licence may be suspended if you do not provide the necessary reports when requested by Driver Fitness.

Review times

If your licence is currently suspended for medical reasons, and you have supplied Driver Fitness with the necessary report, it can take up to 10 business days to process. All reports are processed in the order they are received.

Once it has been determined you meet the medical standards, you will be notified by letter that you can reapply for your licence.

No longer medically fit to drive

If your driver’s licence has been cancelled as a result of a medical or vision condition that does not meet medical standards, you must stop driving. However, you may have the right to appeal to the Medical Review Committee. See information on appeals.

Driving record review

If you have received a letter stating you have been suspended as a result of a full record review of your driving incidents, you may appeal to the Licence Suspension Appeal Board on the basis on exceptional hardship. See more information on appeals.