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Tasmania Discontinues Senior Driver Assessments

Compulsory annual driving assessments for Tasmanian drivers aged 85 or older ended on October 2011. This change will place the responsibility of driving in the hands of the driver. The driver is the best person to determine whether or not they should drive, and where they should drive. Older drivers are very good at deciding […]

DriveABLE instructs patients not to drive

In this notice to patients, DriveABLE instructs licensed drivers not to drive to their assessment.

DriveABLE targets seniors

In this document from DriveABLE, it is made clear that they target seniors for their assessment programs.

DriveABLE not accredited with Better Business Bureau

“This Business is not BBB Accredited” via Better Business Bureau  

DriveAble housed in AHS facility

DriveABLE Assessment Corp. Inc. multi-million dollar, private for profit enterprise, housed in Alberta Health Services (AHS) Red Deer Health Care Centre misrepresenting themselves as if they were part of AHS and approved by Alberta Transportation…

Call for end to discriminatory testing

Seniors are the safest drivers on Alberta roads, so why is your government allowing them to be subjected to the unfair, discriminatory testing by the Simard MD and the DriveAble personnel?

Recommendations for Driver Assessment

Letter from Concerned Albertan, Rena Braund Box 332 Plamondon, AB T0A 2T0 September 3, 2012 Assistant Deputy Minister Transportation Safety Services 4999-98 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB, T6B 2X3 Attention: Shaun Hammond Dear Sir: This is a follow-up to our August 21, 2012 meeting with you, the Minister of Transport and Ruth Adria & company. Your […]

Alberta Driver Fitness illegally demands DriveABLE assessment

In this letter to a senior truck driver, Alberta Driver Fitness & Monitoring Officer L. Benson falsely indicates that a DriveABLE assessment is required to obtain his license. “In addition, succesfully pass the DriveABLE Assessment and have all results forwarded to this office for consideration of an appeal review.” This is in direct contradiction to […]

DriveABLE misrepresenting Alberta Health Services

Note in this letter that DriveABLE thanks the Doctor for the referral, and that the Alberta Health Services logo is prominently featured on the DriveABLE letterhead. “DriveABLE is a private company and is not affiliated with the Government of Alberta” – Fred Horne, MLA…

Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics 2010

Age Statistics on Traffic Collisions from Alberta Transportation (2010)

Olga Tavares, Request for answers from Driver Fitness and Monitoring Branch

What gives your department the authority to demand that Alberta senior citizens, who apply to have their driving licenses renewed, be subjected to a Simard MD test or be referred for testing to DriveAble, a private for profit agency?

DriveABLE, product of Alberta Deal Generator

More than 140 accredited investors are participating in the Alberta Deal Generator’s Investor Network, making it the largest investor network in Canada. This network represents over $400 million in available capital…

Seniors referred to unnecessary Simard assessment

“Alberta Transportation does not require that individuals complete a Simard MD or DriveAble assessment for renewal of their Operator’s License”…

Studies show seniors are wiser drivers

A friend turned 75 years of age and had to have a medical examination form filled out by his physician in order to…

Dr. Christian Fuchs refuses to overrule DriveAble

Further to our meeting, you stated that one in six seniors suffers from dementia. We believe that you inferred that this statistic applied to the age group of those seventy – five years of age and over who apply for driving license renewal. Please advise us where you obtained such data?