Fitness to Drive & Transfer Assessments


Sometimes medical conditions, accidents or disabilities may mean that you are restricted when it comes to driving, or that you may need to stop driving for a while. When you are ready to return to driving, an assessment provides you with the information and advice you need to start driving again.

Fitness to Drive assessments last approximately two hours and include a pre-drive consultation and an on-road drive in one of their modern, dual-controlled vehicles. At the end of the on-road drive, verbal recommendations will be given and these will be followed by a comprehensive written report. This is recognised by the DVLA and may assist in licence re-application or where any medical investigations are being carried out.

Transfer assessments -these assessments are run in a similar way to the driving assessments, however these are specifically concerned with getting in and out of a vehicle, travelling safely (sometimes in a wheelchair) and the loading and stowage of equipment such as wheelchairs and scooters in a vehicle.

Possible outcomes: You may be advised that it is safe to continue to drive. You may be advised to take some tuition and return to the centre for a review of your driving. If you need to return to Wesssex Driveability for a review assessment at any time within the following three months, there will be no extra charge. You may be advised to stop driving.

To book a driving assessment or transfer assessment, please complete a form online or request an application form by post. Please note that the Outreach Assessment Centres are for assessment appointments only.

About Wessex Driveability

Wessex DriveAbility is an independent charity and one of 17 DVLA-accredited Driving Mobility Centres. Based in Southampton, with outreaches in Salisbury, Basingstoke, Ferndown and the Isle of Wight, they aim to enable individuals to start, continue or return to driving to maintain an independent lifestyle.

Using specially qualified Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors, they offer Fitness to Drive or Transfer assessments to those with a medical condition or injury which may affect their ability to drive safely.

Good to know

User Cost/Charge Information
Driving Assessments - £115.
NHS Referred Driving Assessments - £60.
Transfer Assessments - £59.

Other Organisations funding the assessment for their clients (eg: solicitors or rehabilitation companies) - £295.

Find out more

Wessex Driveability

02380 554 100




Head Office: Leornain House
Kent Road
Hampshire SO17 2LJ

Basingstoke Outreach Assessment Centre
Worting House
Hampshire RG23 8PY

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