Subject: Family member with Alzheimers
I live in SA. I read your article on people driving with Alzheimers. I have a family member that has Alzheimers. Following a car accident this person does not drive anymore as the car was severely damaged and the doctor has instructed that the person can no longer drive. We are now at a situation whereby the individual is determined to drive again and threatens to by another car. We have confiscated her drivers license card.
My questions are:
1)Is there any way my means of the law or through the doctor that this person can be legally not allowed to purchase and drive a vehicle?
2)Do car dealers require a copy of a valid drivers license in order to purchase a car?
Section 25 of the NRTA allows the MEC of a province to have a person retested.
Section 15 also states that a person who is not mentally fit to have a licence must inform the MEC and the licence will be withdrawn.
Alta Swanepoel & Associates