FAQs for FamiliesThank you for assisting your relative or friend with understanding and carrying out the Driving Assessment process. There is a lot of information to comprehend and remember, and this can provoke anxiety for clients who are already fearful about losing their licence and perceived freedoms.
Driving is a privilege, and retirement from driving is something we all must face. Where necessary, we assist clients with the transition from being a driver to being a passenger, using a scooter or public transportation.
Step by Step Process1. Ensure the client has a valid driver’s licence to proceed, as well as a current Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver form F3712.
2. Have the referral faxed directly from the General Practitioner or referring specialist to Coastal Rehab on fax (07) 5478 1511.
3. Once the referral is received, Coastal Rehab will phone the client and send information about the process.
The fee is payable on the day of assessment if paying by cash. Payment is required 3 days prior to the assessment for internet banking.
Once an assessment is booked, there may be a fee to cancel your appointment.
4. Please accompany your relative to the assessment.
Anxiety will negatively affect driving performance.
Make sure that the person being assessed is well rested and has eaten prior to the assessment.
5. Bring with you:
FAQs for Families
Take the medical certificate to Queensland Transport and get a valid Driver’s Licence for the assessment. This only allows you to be on the road during the Driving Assessment. You cannot drive at any other time.
If you are younger than 75 with an identified medical condition and an “M” on your licence, you must carry a valid Medical Certificate for Motor Vehicle Driver form (F3712).
As part of the OT driving assessment process, your referring doctor will need to provide you with an interim Medical Certificate (form F3712) stating that you are undergoing a driving assessment. This will need to be lodged at the Department of Transport and Main Roads prior to your assessment date.