Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, major motor disabilities… The list of pathologies incompatible with driving is updated

relief and clarification. The list of pathologies incompatible or compatible under certain conditions with driving (diabetes, Alzheimer’s, motor disabilities, hearing, etc.) was updated on Monday, April 4, the day after the publication of a arrested for official diary. This decree of March 28 of the Ministries of the Interior and of Health repeals the old text of December 21, 2005, mainly to take ” consider [des] scientific and technological innovations » with regard to equipment for the passenger compartment of vehicles and, in particular, driver assistance, it specifies a release.

From now on, drivers with uncomplicated diabetes whose treatment does not create a risk of hypoglycaemia will no longer need to undergo a prior medical examination to drive cars and two-wheelers.

People with very severe locomotor disabilities and severe hearing loss can now drive heavy vehicles and public transport vehicles, after an examination validated by an authorized doctor and a driver’s license inspector.

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Definitive incompatibility from stage 3 Alzheimer’s

The decree also lifts the prohibitions on the circulation of light vehicles for people with certain very severe locomotor disabilities. It also clarifies the moment from which a person suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodevelopmental diseases can no longer drive.

Although the previous decree set the limit at the moment in which the person is suffering “documented dementia”that of March 28 specifies that there is definitive incompatibility with the conduct “From the beginning of stage 3 [sur sept] of the Reisberg scale »which measures the progression of the disease. “That’s when friends, family and colleagues start noticing certain memory or concentration problems. In practice, to drive, the person no longer pays attention to certain red lights, for example”explains road safety.

“In order for a person to stop driving at the right time, the people around him must be able to ‘get things together.’ The decree clarifies this point, being the insanity mentioned in the previous text a vague notion.road safety continues.

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Benoît Durand, CEO of France Alzheimer, points to Agence France-Presse “a radical knife”. “The text says that, from the beginning of cognitive deterioration and in particular Alzheimer’s-type pathological deterioration, there is a total ban on driving, but who is going to decide? »he asks. “Many times for a diagnosis an appointment with the neurologist is needed, which in some regions is not obtained before delays of twelve to eighteen months”continues Mr. Durand, “What’s going on in the meantime? »

According to road safety, the decision will be made by doctors approved by the prefectures for medical fitness to drive.

The world with AFP

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