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Manitoba senior drivers

Manitoba does not mass monitor senior drivers. However, in Alberta, over 8,000 of Alberta’s older citizens have lost their right to drive because of mass monitoring & the application of the Simard MD & DriveABLE pilot project which is neither fair, accurate or ethical. Doctors are paid $75.00 for administering the Simard MD, may charge […]

BC draconian law

B.C. has the most Draconian & discriminatory Law against Senior Drivers of all Provinces, and cannot be justified anywhere, including their own statistics that show that seniors are the safest on the roads, & the Provincial Government gives premium deductions, from the Provincial Automobile Insurance to seniors(how come)? Under BC Law, a senior must take […]

Monitoring senior drivers, a business opportunity

Dr. Liisa Hakamies-Blomqvist is one of the world’s leading accident researchers and Scientific Director of the Swedish National Road & Transport Research Institute. Sweden, with its VISION ZERO POLICY, is one of the safest countries in the world to drive and they don’t have an age-based policy. We can remember her warning: “Based on the […]

DriveABLE BC

BC is where DriveABLE prevails. They have lost control of highway safety, Photo radar causes political headaches, though it is extremely effective. The government takes the ICBC surplus, the courts & police remain terribly underfunded. Crashes, except for anything affecting seniors, are treated only as a financial issue because police and the courts are crippled. […]

Over 8,000 Albertans stripped of right to drive.

Over 8,000 Albertans have lost their right to drive as a result of sustained elder abuse by the Simard MD & DriveABlE pilot project. The Simard MD, the cornerstone of the project, was based on the false premise that: “Anyone who is cognitively intact can easily pass the Simard MD”. (Bonnie Dobbs PhD, U. of […]

Seniors are safest drivers on road

According to ALBERTA TRANSPORTATION statistics, seniors are the safest drivers on Alberta roads, it is documented they have the lowest casualty rates. It is also reality, that they do not cause the carnage on Alberta roads. This is true across Canada and the U.S. The fact that seniors are safe drivers, has now been reinforced […]

Toolkit for the Early Identification of Mental Health Disorders in Seniors

“It’s time to wake up.” This is getting damn well scary, when Bonnie Dobbs, the advisor to the Ontario, Alberta & B.C. Ministry’s of Transportation & architect of the infamous, and and faulty SIMARD, MD, dementia test for Seniors, accepted by the Governments of Alberta & BC, in dealing with Senior Drivers. Now has concocted […]

Meet the Ombudsman

Tuesday, January 27, 2014 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Old Timers Cabin, 9430 Scona Road, (99th Street North) Bus stop at site. Meet with the Alberta Ombudsman, the Office known as the voice of fairness. Ombudsman, Mr. Peter Hourihan will be present to address what the Office of the Ombudsman does and also address […]

Testing senior drivers

The Minister of Transportation for Alberta says he will not change the rules for mandatory cognitive testing of 75-plus- year-old drivers. Cognitive testing is a good idea but why are seniors, who are the most experienced and careful drivers on the road today, being targeted by the Minister? Human factors experts and road safety professionals […]

Some cuts never heal! – Rally

Wednesday, December 10, 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM Edmonton General Hospital, on Jasper Avenue between 111th & 112th Street, Rally. Please join AUPE for a pizza lunch. Covenant Health is laying off 650 nursing staff across Edmonton. We need to be enraged! hospita

Bonnie Dobbs misinformed

Bonnie Dobbs of the U.of A. MARD Centre, stated on CBC radio, The Homestretch “Drivers aged 70 years and older become the most dangerous drivers on the road”. Unfortunately Ms. Dobbs continues to use outdated, 2001 data. A study dated February 4, 2014. “OLDER DRIVERS DO NOT HAVE A HIGH CRASH RISK- A REPLICATION OF […]

HOLMES, David, Fatality Inquiry,

HOLMES, David Marshall, 35, Fatality Inquiry, Calgary Provincial Court, November 17-21 @ 9:30 AM David died from complications of deadly scalding October 23, 2011.

Auditor Generals Report, Long Term Care

The Auditor General’s Report cites improvement in long term care facilities. The reality is, that acute short staffing exists in far too many facilities which inevitably results in the warehousing of vulnerable elderly. It also results in the administration of psychotropic drugs to seniors, to keep them quiet, compliant and easier to care for.

Ageism, at root of testing

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 healthy older Albertans, a segment of the population, who are not […]

Shauna McHarg, ban continues.

In a precedent-setting decision, Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench Justice ruled that the province’s Health Information Act (FOIP) protects any information broadly connected to a patient’s care, even if that information is about another person. Last month, the ruling overturned a ruling from Alberta’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Freedom of Information (FOIP) Adjudicator had ruled […]