We are reaching out to remind you and your members of the legal requirement ACT drivers have to notify Access Canberra of any permanent or long-term illness, injury, or incapacity that may impair driving ability.

The ACT Government is committed to Vision Zero – that means no deaths or serious injuries on our road transport network. Vision Zero acknowledges that deaths and serious injuries on our roads are preventable; they are not an inevitability.

Anyone who holds an ACT driver’s licence has a responsibility to:

  • report any long-term or permanent injury or illness that may affect your ability to drive safely
  • respond truthfully to questions from a health professional about your health status and how this could impact your driving ability
  • follow any prescribed medical treatment
  • comply with conditional licence requirements as appropriate, including periodic medical reviews.

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility, and efforts are required by all of us. By sharing this message you are helping keep our Canberra roads safe for everyone.

How to report a medical condition

Reporting a condition can be done by emailing rusmedicals@act.gov.au.

If unsure, it is best to give Access Canberra a call on 13 22 81.

We appreciate your assistance in sharing this message. Included below is a blurb that you may wish to include in your newsletter or online.

If you would like further digital or printed materials to display online or in your workplace please reach out to TCCS.Communications@act.gov.au

For any further questions, please visit accesscanberra.act.gov.au or phone us on 13 22 81.

Yours sincerely

Derise Cubin
Executive Branch Manager
Licensing and Registration
5 May 2022

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