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What is the purpose of this Form?
This reporting form was designed for use by the
general public for the purpose of reporting medically
impaired drivers who may pose a threat to public
Will my report be kept confidential?
YES! Section 322.126(2), (3), Florida Statutes,
provides that "Any physician, person, or agency
having knowledge of any licensed driver’s or applicant’s
mental or physical disability to drive…is authorized
to report such knowledge to the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles…" It further
states that these reports shall be confidential
and that no civil or criminal action may be brought
against any physician, person, or agency who provides
What kinds of medical conditions are
Seizure disorders/blackouts (if a seizure or blackout
has occurred within the last two years), dizzy
spells, severe cardiovascular impairments, impairments
of memory or judgment, drug and alcohol addiction,
progressive neurological disorders, severe psychiatric
disorders, visual impairments, sleep disorders,
diabetes (if uncontrolled or severe complications
are present), and severe head injuries.
What if I don't know what the person's
You do not need to know the person’s diagnosis
to report them as a possible unsafe driver. It
is important, however, to write what you have
observed and to provide any useful examples. For
instance, you may want to note if any of the following
symptoms are present: unsteadiness, limited movement
in arms or legs, tremors, amputation, stiffness,
slowed reaction time, obvious balance problems,
loss of strength, memory problems, confusion,
breathing difficulty, slurred speech, or bizarre
behaviors. Do they repeatedly fall or lose their
balance? Do they get lost when they drive? Are
they able to respond quickly to emergencies? Any
anecdotal information of this kind is very helpful.
Why do you need my address and telephone
There are times when the department may be unable
to locate a driver’s record due to insufficient
information or additional information may be needed
for clarification. Please include as much identifying
information as possible so that we may locate
the correct driving record.
What happens when I send the report
in to the department?
Reports are carefully screened by medical disability
specialists and forwarded to investigators who
work for the department. These investigators make
contact with the driver and submit reports on
their findings to the medical review section in
Tallahassee. Investigators may interview family
members, neighbors, or the driver’s physician
as part of the investigation. As a result, drivers
may be requested to submit a medical report from
their physician, or they may be required to report
to a driver license office for re-testing if necessary.
If the investigator does not find any substance
or validity to the complaint, no further action
Who do I contact if I have additional
questions about the report?
Additional questions can be answered by the Division
of Motorist Services - Medical Review Section.
The telephone number is (850) 617-3814.
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