1. Ideal Proforma for a driver's health report
1. Name Age Sex address
2. Blood Pressure/ pulse/ ECG base line/
3. SGOT/SGPT If alcoholic
4. Blood Sugar
5. History of: Fits blackouts/ Strokes/ Brain haemorrhages (subarachnoid
haemorrhage, subdural haemorrhage)/ Head injury/ Brain tumours/ Neurosurgery/
Dementia/ Angina while driving, heart attacks, heart operations, heart valve
replacements, aneurysms, heart failure/ Any form of cancer other than skin
cancer, treatment for cancer, radiotherapy/ Severe mental illness requiring
hospital admission, alcohol or drug abuse/ Diabetes/ Visual problems
6. The conditions which may affect driving but do not necessarily warrant reporting.
Surgery. Cease driving until fully recovered.
Drugs especially sedatives, drugs for depression and
Angina, palpitations, severe high blood pressure.
Heart Valve disease if no symptoms.
Grip Test: > 35 LB/ < 35 Lb
Functional Reach Test: < 6 inches/ > 6 inches
Go up and Go test: Less than 15 seconds/more than
Visual Acuity/Colour Blindness/Night Blindness
Visual acuity: Requirement atleast 20/40 in the better
eye and 120 degrees of horizontal peripheral vision.
Ability to read a car number plate at 20 meters.
Ability to read a newspaper or magazine held 14
inches (at arm's length) from the eyes; generally
newspaper type is equivalent to 20/40 on the Snellen
near visual acuity chart.
2. What are the social drinking rules?
Ans : The rules
Nothing but time sobers you up. - sleeping, coffee or
taking a shower does not work.
Always count the hours and plan ahead. - Do not
drink at lunchtime if you're driving that evening. Do
not drink the night before if you've got an early start.
Drink none for the road. - The limit is 80mg per 100ml
of blood, or 35micrograms in 100ml of breath. But
what on earth does that mean? If you have to drive,
the only way to be safe is to drink nothing. Even half a
pint affects your reactions.