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Linda Gordulic, Elder Abuse

April 3, 2018 VIA FACSIMILE – (780) 427 2002 The Honourable Mr. Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation, # 324 Legislature Building 10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 2B6 Dear Mr. Minister: REFERENCE: Mismanagement, bullying, elder abuse Linda Gordulic, Reviewing Officer, Driver Fitness and Monitoring, Alberta Transportation. 780 427-8230 It has been reported to our […]

DriveABLE New Source of Revenue

“Increase Billing and Profits” “Not only do DriveABLE assessments provide healthcare professionals with risk evaluations regarding patients’ cognitive driving abilities, they also provide a NEW SOURCE OF REVENUE that was PREVIOUSLY INACCESSIBLE. As stated on DriveABlE website, reason why DriveABLE has become so successful in promoting their product not only in Canada but also in […]

DriveABLE

Elder Abuse – MISLEADING AND FALSE ASSERTIONS by DriveABLE. 1. FALSE ASSERTIONS which have been PUBLISHED on DriveABLE sites. 1) “It is our goal to protect competent drivers”. “We PROTECT safe drivers from MISIDENTIFICATION”. This is an UNTRUTH. In that DriveABLE frequently misclassifies safe drivers as being UNSAFE. Then, these victimized seniors have to spend […]

Elder Abuse of Alberta’s Senior Drivers

Testing senior drivers constitutes elder abuse Requiring a senior, who Is in good health, has never had a car accident who maybe fully employed, to make an appointment with a medical doctor for a medical examination, so that he /she can renew their driving license, constitutes elder abuse. It is now widely known that seniors […]

No Association Simard MD & Fitness to Drive

Comparison of the SIMARD MD to Clinical Impression in Assessing Fitness to Drive in Patients with Cognitive Impairment. Canadian Geriatrics Journal finds no association between SIMARD MD and doctor’s decisions Erratum in • Corrigendum: Comparison of the SIMARD MD to clinical impression in assessing fitness to drive in patients with cognitive impairment. [Can Geriatr J. […]

B.C Seniors New Assessments

B.C. seniors to get new driving assessment Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced the new system Thursday, to replace the touch-screen computer test called DriveABLE that many seniors found complicated and stressful. The new examination will take longer, 90 minutes instead of 75, to test for cognitive impairment and other medical concerns. It will include […]

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

(IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit, scientific, educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses, deaths, injuries and property damage-from motor vehicle crashes. 1) Do special regulations for driver’s license renewal among older drivers affect crash rates? Regulations requiring in-person renewal and requiring vision testing in states where in-person renewal is not required are the only policies […]

Simard MD & DriveABLE, no peer review

“Nothing more than a money grab,” Nicolas Simons. Nicholas Simons, Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas is pressing government for an independent review of the DriveABLE program, “Nobody’s got an issue with taking drivers off the road who should be, but when you’ve got the validity of a test that proves to be about 50 per […]

Elderly Drivers Safe Drivers

Elderly Drivers Safe “We do not support compulsory retesting at an arbitrary age.” Elderly drivers do not pose a greater risk to safety on the roads than younger motorists, research has found. It is thought that as drivers age, their ability behind the wheel is hampered by health problems and slower reaction times. But according […]

B.C. Driving Age Discrimination

Steve Wallace: B.C.’s rules of the road are dumb and dumberSteve Wallace: B.C.’s rules of the road are dumb and dumber Here are some examples of how regulatory authorities are not only dumbing down the very regulations that have been designed to protect the public, but also dummying up the regulatory assault on a specific […]

DriveABLE No More

ICBC will not pay for any more DriveABLE testing. • PLEASE NOTE: As of March 1, 2018, ICBC will no longer use DriveABLE assessments to assist in determining driver medical fitness. As per the November 30, 2017 News Release, RoadSafetyBC will begin using the Enhanced Road Assessment (ERA) to assess driver medical fitness on March […]

Transportation Driver Fitness Abuse

October 9, 2015 Ms. Lydia Schneider ,Driver Fitness and Monitoring Branch Main Floor, Twin Atria Building, Edmonton, AB. T6B 2X3 Via Facsimile (780) 422-6612 Dear Ms. Schneider: Reference: Alberta Driver’s Licence Number : xxxxxxxx Driver Fitness & Monitoring denies senior client a Class #7 – Learner’s Permit Further to phone calls to you and the […]

Vehicular Homicide

Vehicular Homicide 27 year old David Finkelman was struck and killed by a yellow Chevrolet Cobalt January 27, 2014, while crossing Whyte Avenue at a marked intersection. Police say the young driver was in the process of turning left onto Whyte Avenue when her vehicle hit the pedestrian, who was walking across 82 Avenue at […]

Physician Abuses Senior Driver

FAMILY MEMBERS SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF MOTHER. We made sure Mom did not take the DriveABLE. It angered me that her doctor is an advocate of the SIMARD and DriveABLE. It seems doctors affiliated with Primary Care buy into this bullying, discriminating tactic. http://elderadvocates.ca/no-association-simard-md-fitness-to-drive/ http://elderadvocates.ca/is-driveable-workable/ We had to meet with Mom’s doctor to stop […]

Dr. Jasneet Parmar

DR. PARMAR REQUIRES DRIVEABLE ASSESSMENT FROM CLIENT. June 18, 2011 Dr. Jasneet Parmar, MBBS, Dip.COEProgram Coordinator, UGME – Geriatrics Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Division of Care of the Elderly, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, U.of A. Misericordia Community Hospital, Alberta Health Services Dear Dr. Parmar: In correspondence dated June 1, […]