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Age-based Screening Ineffective

EFPA  European Federation of Psychologists Association Age-based Population screening for Fitness to Drive AENEAS Final conference Green Mobility for Active Aging APRIL 2011 Age-Based population screening for fitness to drive does not produce any safety benefits EFPA Position statement on Age-Based Population Screening for Fitness to drive   This document is a brief summary of selected […]

Grimmer Estate Case

British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles) v. British Columbia (Council of Human Rights) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles) v. British Columbia (Council of Human Rights), [1999] 3 S.C.R. 868, known as the Grismer Estate case, is a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision on human rights law. The Court held that the British […]

Collateral Damages

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society December 13, 2014 Via Email letters The Honourable Mr. Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Transportation, # 324 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: IS DRIVEABLE A GOVERNMENT TEST? (attached) Please be advised that in fact DriveABLE makes the determination as to who will drive. […]

License After $1000 & Year of Stress

CRESTON ADVANCE Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014  SENIOR GETS LICENCE AFTER $1,000 AND YEAR OF STRESS To the editor: My last letter on DriveABLE tests (April 25, 2013) appeared when I was already into the second round of tests. So, I again had the tests in the doctor’s office, and later the computer and the road […]

Keep Older Drivers on the Road

Mandatory medical screening of older drivers – which has been imposed in some European countries and is proposed in the UK – is not evidence-based and may have dangerous consequences, a gerontologist has said. “Age-related medical screening should be abolished,” said Professor Desmond O’Neill, consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, […]

Police Target Distracted Drivers

Edmonton police officers handed out more than 480 tickets for distracted driving during a 24 hour blitz. About 463 or more were issued to drivers using cell phones. The fine for distracted driving rose from $172.00 to $ 287.00. It is difficult to extrapolate how many traffic fatalities are related to distracted driving. But Sgt. […]

Brian Mason Meeting

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society August 6, 2015 Via Email letter brian.mason@gov.ab.ca   adele.peters@gov.ab.ca The Honourable Mr. Brian Mason  Minister of Transportation,    # 324 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: REFERENCE – MEETING – MASS MONITORING OF ALBERTA’S SAFEST DRIVERS We would be grateful to meet with […]

Grey Matters 2015

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society July 20, 2015 Email letter to laura.paradowski@gov.ab.ca. Ms. Laura Paradowski, Manager, Seniors Information Services, Alberta Health Edmonton, Alberta Dear Madam: Grey Matters 2015 It has been brought to our attention that a Grey Matters 2015 presentation will again be chaired by Bonnie Dobbs PhD. At the 2014, Grey Matters conference, […]

Don Smitten AMA

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society HAND DELIVERED June 14, 2014 Mr. Don Smitten, President & CEO Alberta Motor Association (AMA) 11220 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 2T6 Dear Mr. Smitten: Promoting ageism (discrimination against individuals because of age) We are gratified to note that you have removed the presenter and promotion of the Simard MD and DriveABLE […]

Senior Driver Abuse

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society REGISTERED MAIL November 19, 2012 Mr. Gordon Voth, President Seniors United Now (S.U.N.) Suite 15 – 2016 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park, AB. T8A 3X3 Dear Mr. Voth: We have been deeply troubled to learn that you are encouraging the use of the Simard MD test and DriveAble computer test and […]

75 road deaths

RCMP report 75 road deaths this summer – NONE OF THEM SENIORS,. Police are asking drivers to be careful this long weekend while noting there have been 75 deaths on Alberta roads since May long weekend. Between May 15 and July 29 there were 1,071 vehicle collisions with injuries. Along with the 75 deaths, there […]

Dr. James Wong Requires Mental assessment.

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society January 8, 2014 Via Facsimile 780 415 0961 The Honourable Mr. Fred Horne, Minister of Health and Wellness Room # 208 Legislature 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2B6   Dear Mr. Minister: Renewing Driver’s license Recently we called the office of Dr. James Wong MD, Calgary Trail, Edmonton, in […]

AMA Discrimination

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society     HAND DELIVERED   November 7, 2014     Mr. Don Smitten, President & CEO Alberta Motor Association (AMA) 11220 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 2T6   Dear Mr. Smitten:   Promoting ageism (discrimination against individuals because of age)   Thank you for your correspondence.   We are gratified to note […]

Promoting Ageism

Elder Advocates Of Alberta Society     February 21, 2014 VIA Facsimile 780 341 7880 – letter to follow   Mr. Don Smitten, President & CEO Alberta Motor Association (AMA) 11220 109 St, Edmonton, AB T5G 2T6   Dear Mr. Smitten:   Promoting ageism   We submit that the introduction of the CAA Senior Driving Tool promotes ageism and would appear […]

Dementia Deception

            Seniors who fail the fraudulent Simard MD cognitive test, according to this government document are deemed to be suffering from dementia.   This test is not formally recognized by the Alberta Department of Transportation, nevertheless the Alberta Government pays Doctors $75 when they administer the test. This deceptive test has […]