Driving with Parkinson’s
A diagnosis of Parkinson’s does not necessarily mean that you are no longer able to drive, however you do need to be aware of any changes that are occurring in your physical abilities, your vision, reflexes and your congnitive abilities.
Upon diagnosis, and at your check-ups with your doctor, it is important to discuss your intention to continue driving. Your doctor will help you to determine if you are still able to drive or if you need further assessment.
In Queensland, there are laws in place (Jet’s Law) which can see drivers who continue to drive despite being medically unfit to do so held criminally responsible for any incident which results in harm to another road user or pedestrian. The brochure below provides the history of, and information on “Jet’s Law”.
If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your doctor or contact The Department of Transport and Main Roads Licencing area on 13 23 80.