Car and tram drivers are classified into two groups:
– group A (amateur drivers);
– group B (drivers with a professional certificate)
What are the requirements for amateur drivers?
For group A drivers, the amateur ones, severe arrhythmia is considered incompatibility. Moreover, pacemaker wearers will have their driving licenses issued or renewed based on authorized medical evaluations and regular medical check-ups.
Patients with abnormal blood pressure will have their driving licenses issued or renewed based on an authorized medical opinion, after analyzing possible complications and the risk of their occurrence for road safety.
Angina at rest or the presence of a myocardial infarction in the antecedents requires an authorized medical opinion before the issuance or renewal of the driver’s license. If necessary, the applicant will perform regular medical checks, depending on the medical recommendations.
Driving licenses can be issued or renewed to applicants or drivers suffering from severe renal insufficiency based on an authorized medical opinion and regular medical check-ups.
Driving licenses can be issued or renewed for applicants or drivers with diabetes on the basis of an authorized medical opinion and medical checks appropriate to each case.
Conditions for drivers with a professional certificate
For group B drivers, those with a professional certificate, the competent medical authority will take into account the additional risks and dangers involved in driving vehicles under the conditions defined by this group. Minimum health standards and incompatibilities related to diseases of the renal system.
Severe irreversible renal failure constitutes incompatibility. Only exceptional cases, justified by an authorized medical opinion and regular medical checks, can benefit from the issuance or renewal of driving licenses.
Minimum health standards and incompatibilities related to diabetes. Driving licenses can be issued or renewed to applicants or drivers from this group, suffering from diabetes, who require insulin treatment, only in exceptional cases and only when there is a properly motivated authorized medical opinion, with the obligation to carry out checks regular medical.
Minimum health standards and incompatibilities related to ophthalmological pathology. All persons applying for a driving license must undergo investigations to certify that they have adequate visual acuity for driving vehicles. During this examination, special attention must be paid to the following parameters: visual acuity, visual field, twilight vision, progressive eye diseases.
Minimum health standards and incompatibilities related to neurological diseases
Driving licenses will not be issued or renewed to applicants or drivers suffering from a severe neurological disease only in the case of an authorized medical opinion.
Neurological disorders associated with diseases or surgical interventions affecting the central or peripheral nervous system, leading to motor or sensory impairments and affecting balance and coordination, must be considered according to their functional manifestations and the risks of evolution.
In this case, the issuance or renewal of the driver’s license may be subject to periodic evaluation in the event of the risk of compensation.
Epileptic attacks or other sudden disorders of the state of consciousness constitute a danger for road safety.