Yes, this hotfix update, 445.98 seems to fix the crash for me.
But in case anyone else is going to try it, just a warning -
I first took the easy way and installed the new hotfix version straight over the top of my current driver (without removing it).
The game crashed soon after starting.
So I completely uninstalled the drivers and did a clean install (of hotfix 445.98).
This time it seems to be fine for me. (only an hour of play so far, but it would normally crash within a few minutes).