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It is now widely known, that it is not only younger drivers but
also distracted drivers who are a major cause of on road collisions.
However in Alberta, millions upon millions of tax dollars are
being spent on medical assessments and driver testing of older
Albertans, a segment of the population, who are not causing
Alberta Transportation Statistics have documented that seniors
ARE safe drivers.
This is underscored by the powerful, UNITED STATES INSURANCE
BUREAU OF HIGHWAY SAFETY which have broadly stated in a Study,
published February 21, 2014, that seniors are safe drivers.
Law abiding, tax paying Alberta citizens are being abused & harmed
by the mandatory, testing protocol.
We allege this monitoring to be based on ageism (stereotyping &
discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age)
There are those who are locked in a time warp, who actually believe
the mythical, underlying presumptive policy that older drivers threaten
The province is in serious debt, It is time to stop this mass monitoring of Alberta citizens.
It is time to stop the blatant ageism. 18/01/17