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B.C. senior loses driver’s licence after miscommunication

A B.C. senior says she has lost her independence after being required to re-take her driver’s licence test and then failing it — two outcomes she’s blaming on a lack of language skills, not driving skills. Aino Leskinen, 84, came to Canada from Finland when she was 33. She couldn’t speak English, but could drive. […]

Monitoring Alberta’s Safest Drivers

In a detailed Brief to the Government of Alberta, dated November 25, 2014, we have respectfully asked that Alberta Legislators revisit the Operator Licensing and Vehicle Control Regulation of the Alberta Traffic Safety Act, Alberta Regulation 320/2002 and repeal Section 16[2]. Thus causing to cease the requirement for Albertans to report for medical assessments at the age […]

Challenging the veracity of the Simard MD protocol

It has been widely published that the Simard MD cognitive test was developed by Bonnie Dobbs PhD and Donald Schopflocher PhD, of the Medically At-Risk Driver Centre. (MARD). We challenge the veracity of that assertion. In lectures and public presentations, Bonnie Dobbs presents the Simard MD as a product of their research. She refers to the […]

B.C. senior loses driver’s licence after miscommunication

A B.C. senior says she has lost her independence after being required to re-take her driver’s licence test and then failing it — two outcomes she’s blaming on a lack of language skills, not driving skills. Aino Leskinen, 84, came to Canada from Finland when she was 33. She couldn’t speak English, but could drive. […]

Simard & DriveABLE Publications

July, 2010 The Introduction of a New Screening Tool for the Identification of Cognitively Impaired Medically At-Risk Drivers: The SIMARD, A Modification of the DemTect, Bonnie M. Dobbs and Donald Schopflocher, (Journal of Primary Care & Community Health July 2010 Vol 1, 2: 119-127) http://jpc.sagepub.com/content/1/2/119.full.pdf+html? ijkey=4CCEVM5wPAVBw&keytype=ref&siteid=spjpc April, 2011 The SIMARD Screening Tool to Identify Unfit […]

Protest by the British Columbia retired teachers’ association

The Province’s DriveABLE program tests drivers with a computer touch screen and has resulted in people having their drivers’ licence cancelled. We believe recent efforts to improve the DriveABLE program’s image and accessibility are simply wrongheaded. The program is not “misunderstood” – it is simply wrong: poorly conceived, unsupported by current science, a violation of […]

Senior driving issues overview

Challenging the Simard MD Renewing your driving license In Alberta, the legal requirement to have one’s license renewed is that: 1. a physician carries out a physical exam on the senior who wishes to have his license renewed 2. the physician sign the Medical Examination For Motor Vehicle Operators Form which certifies that on the […]

Everyone in Ontario should know about this fraud

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation introduced discriminatory restrictions and special testing for older drivers in Ontario, under the false pretension that older driver constitute a significantly higher risk in traffic… Letter by Ed Rockburne, RCMP, Retired. Perth Ontario.

Simons presses for review of DriveABLE

Powell River-Sunshine Coast MLA Nicholas Simons is pressing government for an independent review of the DriveABLE program, which assesses a senior’s ability to drive, because he says it’s only accurate half of the time. “Nobody’s got an issue with taking drivers off the road who should be, but when you’ve got the validity of a […]

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 […]

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