Driver Rehabilitation Service
The RACQ Driver Rehabilitation Service specialises in the assessment and corrective tuition for people with medical conditions or physical impairments who wish to get safely behind the wheel again.
RACQ Drive Assist staff work in conjunction with medical personnel to accurately assess your requirements and limitations and where possible, assist you to continue or resume driving.
To help people who may suffer from a physical limitation or who have experienced injury or illness, to resume safe driving.
- a comprehensive assessment of driving skills, knowledge and abilities
- specialised driver tuition tailored to address specific needs
- advice on modifications where required, including training in their use
- professional advice and information for clients undergoing driver rehabilitation
Visit your doctor
Following injury or illness, visit your doctor who, if appropriate, may refer you to an occupational therapist for a pre-driving assessment.
Your occupational therapist will arrange and conduct your pre-driving assessment.
On-road driving assessment
Your on-road driving assessment will be conducted with your occupational therapist and an RACQ qualified driver coach in an appropriate dual-controlled vehicle. You will also need to ensure that a medical certificate or clearance for this activity is obtained from your doctor prior to this assessment.
Occupational Therapist’s report
Following your driving assessment, a recommendation and report on your current driving capabilities will be forwarded to both you and your doctor by the occupational therapist. Depending on the report you may be required to undertake a series of driving lessons specifically tailored to address your individual needs. You may also need to ensure that a medical certificate or clearance for this activity is obtained from your doctor prior to the lessons.
This must be obtained from your doctor prior to resuming driving.
Endorsement of driver’s licence
Once cleared by your doctor to resume driving, take your medical certificate and driver’s licence to Queensland Transport for processing.
RACQ is one of the largest providers of Driver Training services in Australia