Please can you advise if there is a guideline that advises when people with Diabetes should not be driving ie below 4 and above 10, for the sake of safety?
There are no limits but a person with uncontrolled sugar diabetes may not hold a driving licence.
1. National Road Traffic Act : Section 15 – Disqualification from obtaining or holding learner’s or driving licence
15. (1) A person shall be disqualified from obtaining or holding a learner’s or driving licence-
if he or she is suffering from one of the following diseases or disabilities:
(v) uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
This “uncontrolled diabetes mellitus” will disqualify a person from obtaining a learner’s licence, and therefore a driving licence.
Most cases of diabetes are however easily controlled and need not present any additional risks on the road.
Alta Swanepoel and Associates CC