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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 […]

Alberta Traffic Collision Statistics 2010

Age Statistics on Traffic Collisions from Alberta Transportation (2010)

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…

Physician 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?

Henry Yip, DriveABLE CEO

Henry Yip, DriveABLE CEO Henry Yip came to Canada from Shanghai in 1969 on a one-way plane ticket, and landed a successful business career that took him to the CEO post at an Edmonton company…

Dr. Bonnie Dobbs: Call for scientific validation, Simard MD

Further to your correspondence of August 5, 2010. You state that “the SIMARD MD 1. has been validated against actual driving performance 1. been scientifically validated as an effective screening tool”.

Targeting Seniors with DriveABLE

We have uncovered a government initiative designed to arbitrarily strip seniors of their rights and their driving licenses…

Beware of the Simard MD

The SIMARD MD test purports to be a screening tool for  the identification of cognitively impaired medically at-risk drivers.  It consists of three questions that supposedly identifies if a person  is cognitively fit to drive.  At the beginning of the test the person is given 10 words. He/she              must repeat as many as possible. […]

Simard, MD Driving Test

We have learned that the Simard MD test is being used by the Primary Care Network personnel to test Alberta Seniors to see if they are fit to drive…

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