Aug 17, 2012
Important Notice: Speedway Australia Licence Applications
With the 2012-13 speedway season quickly approaching, licence applications are steadily arriving at the Speedway Australia Head Office.
Unfortunately Speedway Australia is starting to see an increase in licence applicants falsifying their medical form in order to obtain a licence.
Falsifying a document is against the law and there can be huge ramifications for doing so. In addition, if a licence holder has falsified their medical form and seeks to make an insurance claim under the Speedway Australia insurance scheme, that driver’s licence will be immediately terminated and the insurer notified of the falsified medical form. This of course would leave the driver with no insurance cover and any medical expenses or loss of income will be their own responsibility.
Speedway Australia has in place a policy to manage those drivers who are falsifying medical documents. If a document is found to be fraudulent, Speedway Australia will:
- refuse the licence application;
- notify the medical practitioner who’s details are listed on the medical of the falsification;
- not process a subsequent licence application from the driver for a period of up to 6 months; and
- charge an administration fee to process a subsequent licence application of up to $500.
A medical examination is crucial to the licence application process and, by ensuring drivers are fit to compete in our sport, protects the driver and those they are competing against.
Speedway Australia takes this issue very seriously and will continue to enforce this policy.
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