I haven't heard about this, and no doctor has tried that with me. They've never even brought up driving. They did try to send me to a psychologist for the pain that was all in my head, though.
But, if I'm honest, I have found myself driving during times when I really should not have been. I was very weak, very tired, and very slow to react to everything. I found myself thinking things like, "Oh, a stop sign coming up. I should be slowing down, but I'm too tired to care. Can't I just keep my feet where they are?" And then slamming on my breaks as I realized how dangerous that was. I've never been in a wreck before in my life, and I think if it happens it's going to be my fault because I wasn't fully functioning. So I've learned that I shouldn't drive when I'm not feeling strong. I've cancelled appointments simply because I wasn't fit to drive, and no one else could. I'm very independent and my husband works more than full time.
So, can I blame the government for this? No, I do understand it. But I also think they're overstepping their bounds. The government needs to trust us to make good decisions, not assume we can't think for ourselves and know when we shouldn't be driving.