This guide is to assist health practitioners in assessing the fitness to drive of any individual. It also sets out the responsibilities and obligations of health practitioners.
This section covers:
|Licence class||Motor vehicles covered by the licence class||Normal requirement for medical examinations|
|Class 1||The holder of a class 1 learner, restricted or full licence can drive:
|Class 2||The holder of a class 2 licence can drive:
|Class 3||The holder of a class 3 licence can drive:
|Class 4||The holder of a class 4 licence can drive:
|Class 5||The holder of a class 5 licence can drive:
|Class 6||The holder of a class 6 licence can drive:
Gross laden weight (GLW) is the ‘all-up’ weight, or total weight, of a vehicle, including body, payload, fuel and driver. It is a figure set by the vehicle's manufacturer on the basis of vehicle specifications and individual component sizes and ratings.
Gross combined weight (GCW) refers to the total weight of a ‘prime mover’ (tractor) with a semi-trailer and/or trailers, and includes the payload and fuel.
|Identifying letter||Endorsement||Normal requirement for medical examination|
|V||Vehicle recovery endorsement||5-yearly|
|I||Driving instructor endorsement (will be followed by a class number to indicate the class of vehicle the endorsement is for)||5-yearly|
|O||Testing officer endorsement||5-yearly|
|D||Dangerous goods endorsement||None|
|F||Forklift endorsement for use with special-type vehicles that are forklifts.
|R||Roller endorsement for use with special-type vehicles that run on rollers.
|T||Tracks endorsement for use with special-type vehicles that run on self-laying tracks.
|W||Wheels endorsement for use with special-type vehicles that run on wheels and are not forklifts.