Being in Shape to Drive

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Driving requires a lot of skills. To name a few, you have to maintain constant attention, exercise good judgment, and know how to control your vehicle. All of these skills can be affected by your condition. You have to be both physically and mentally fit to drive safely.

Some personal health conditions (e.g., poor vision, heart problems, diabetes) may affect your driving. Some people have loss or inadequate strength of limbs. Drivers who are limited by these conditions may compensate for them and/or use special devices that help them to drive safely.

Discuss your condition with your physician and follow his or her advice. Let your DMV (or your state licensing agency) know about any health problems that might affect your driving.