People drive to work every day in their vehicle. Driving must be done very carefully, or else the driver may meet with an ugly accident. Many accidents occur due to the reason that the driver was incapable of driving. The driver may have some physical or mental illness that caused him to drive improperly. This is highly unacceptable as it compromises the safety of the common citizens. In order to drive the vehicle legally, the driver must visit the doctor and get himself verified. The only way he can drive the vehicle legally.
How to get verified by a doctor?
A driving licence is issued by the Driving and Licensing Authority (DVLA) after some verifications and tests. There are different types of driving licence based on which the tests are conducted. Different types of test are conducted for different types of driving licence. Buses, cars, and heavy vehicles are some of the categories that a person applies for. If a person passes the test, then only he is granted a license by DVLA, or else he is not fit for driving in the public road. The person can easily drive on the working area. But in order to drive on the public road, he will need to pass all the tests by DVLA. Before beginning the test, the reviewer will check the medical condition of the person, and then he will decide whether he is fit for driving. After that only he can give the tests for the license.
There are 2 categories of medical test based on the type of OT driving assessment:-
- Group 1
Ordinary driving licence
- Group 2
Driving licence of heavy duty vehicles
Group 1 licence can be quite easy to get as driving an ordinary vehicle is not that hard. But driving a herby vehicle is very hard and requires extreme skills to operate. The driver must be fit for it. The heavy vehicles may contain explosives or toxic materials. The driver should even need to drive the vehicle all day which is very stressful. This is why for group 2, an extreme physical test is done to check the potential of the driver. Based on the type of license the person wants, the tests may completely differ. The driver must not be a drug addict and should never drink while driving or else the safety of the citizens in the public road can be compromised.
Tests that are carried out for medical assessment
- Blood pressure check
- Eyesight check
- Health-related problems
- Urine test
- Height test
- Weight test
- Hearing test
These are some of the basic tests that are conducted to see whether the person is fit for driving or not. After that only, he will be given a licence to drive on the public road. Without qualifying these tests, the person is not allowed to drive, especially heavy vehicles as he may get himself into an accident in the road, thus compromising the safety of the people.