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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

Denmark stops testing

The government has decided to remove the mandatory requirement for elderly drivers to be checked by a doctor before their driving licences can be renewed. Currently, drivers over the age of 75 must get an examination every two years to renew their licence. And anyone over the age of 80 must be examined every year […]

Only 15% pass DriveABLE test

Originally published in Victoria Times Colonist. VANCOUVER — The government needs to do a better job of explaining a computerized driving test for seniors suspected of cognitive impairment, Solicitor-General Shirley Bond said in an open letter Tuesday. The 45-minute TOUCH SCREEN EXAM called Driveable, has angered seniors who say it is unfair and an inappropriate […]

Insurance Corporation, BC

The Insurance Corporation of B.C. says seniors (age 70 and over) cause 95 out of every 1,000 accidents in B.C. The average crash rate for drivers of all ages is 124 out of every 1,000 accidents. 26/02/17

Ageism

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 […]

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 , Europe , […]

It’s not seniors

Traffic deaths were up more than 50 per cent in Edmonton in 2015 with a total of 35 people killed on city streets. That’s up from 23 deaths last year. Almost half of the fatal crashes involved IMPAIRED DRIVERS and one-third involved EXCESSIVE SPEED. “We’ve seen a lot of innocent victims who have died as […]

Dobbs: Flawed Research

FLAWED CONCLUSION AUTHOR – ROBERT GIFFORD, PhD Author information ? Copyright and License information ? Allen Dobbs’ conflict of interest in the study “Accuracy of the DriveABLE cognitive assessment to determine cognitive fitness to drive”1 appears to have coloured the interpretation of the results to an unacceptable degree, and the manuscript’s conclusions should have been […]