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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 […]

Cognitive screening

COGNITIVE SCREENING OF OLDER DRIVERS DOES NOT PRODUCE SAFETY RESUTS. Abstract Although screening policies for older drivers based on chronological age are widely used in many countries, previous research has shown that increasing age does not cause higher crash rates and that consequently, chronological age per se is at best only a weak predictor of […]

Former premier Ed Stelmach chairs Covenant Health

SENIORS BETRAYED BY THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT, BY THEIR OWN ELECTED MLA’S. Honourable Premier Ed. Stelmach named new Covenant Health Chair, is quoted as “I have always had a tremendous interest in making sure we take care of the most vulnerable” Tragically, in 2002, the Operator Licensing & Vehicle Control Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety […]

Stelmach named to Covenant Health

Former Premier Ed. Stelmach named new Covenant Health Chair, is quoted as “I have always had a tremendous interest in making sure we take care of the most vulnerable”. indeed. He is the same man who in 2002, under the watch of the Honourable Premier Klein, without justification, changed the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control […]

Press Release

Seniors across Alberta, have been subjected to an injustice of unspeakable magnitude. Silence, surrounding the violation of senior rights, has been deafening. We have publicly alleged that the Simard MD & DriveABLE pilot project is a massive, sophisticated multi-million dollar scam which has been perpetrated against the older citizens of this Province by government and […]