DAVAS can sometimes be involved in the process that is needed to renew a driver’s licence. The service offers recommendations on a person’s driving safety, following an accident related injury, or medical condition. GPs will often refer clients to DAVAS because there is some concern about their medical condition/health impacting on their driving safety. The information from DAVAS can be useful to GP’s, who are required to sign a medical certificate of fitness to drive as part of a licence renewal application. The Driving Assessment includes tests to determine physical movements, reaction times, steering accuracy, visual status and ability to maintain concentration. A practical on-road drive is also used to assess a person’s judgment and decision making in a variety of traffic situations and conditions. A report is sent to the client’s GP on completion of the assessment. No charges are usually incurred with a driving assessment. They may be funded by the Ministry of Health or ACC.
Driving & Vehicle Assessment Service
Burwood Hospital, Physical Medicine Building
Gate Number 3, 255 Mairehau Rd. Burwood
- 383 6845
- 383 6825
- Jane Gray