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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, […]

Ed. Rockburne, RCMP (retired(

TESTING SENIOR DRIVERS OTTAWA CITIZEN Dear Mr. Egan, My name is Ed. Rockburne, retired Sgt from the RCMP who has spent the last 31/2 years researching and trying to bring to the publics attention, that special testing of older drivers is based on nothing more than common myth and discrimination. All major research in Canada […]

Dr. Jean Triscott, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, U.ofA.

REGISTERED MAIL TO: DR. K. REED REFERENCE: Dr. Jean Triscott File No.xxxxxxxxxx Further to your dated letter, accompanied by a series of investigative letters and conclusions, I wish to submit several observations as well as a suggestion. Observation 1. One of my major concerns about Dr. Triscott’s examination was her lack of empathy: impatience, poor […]

Driving – Elder Abuse

DriveABLE Misdiagnosis