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Global Pandemic: Licensing Senior Drivers

Despite a global pandemic, the requirement for older Albertans to have their driving license renewed by a medical doctor, continues to be in effect. We have also learned that at the end of this month, they will have to pay for the medical examination necessary for the license renewal. Therefore in practice, an Albertan, who […]

Medical Tests for Drivers Over 70 Should be Ended

Medical tests for drivers over 70 ‘should be ended’ – says traffic medicine expert Older motorists have better record, says traffic medicine expert Compulsory medical tests for drivers aged over 70 should be abolished, the director of the National Office of Traffic Medicine has said Professor Desmond O’Neill said drivers aged over 70 were safer […]

Violation of Human Rights

    A number of seniors have reported to our office –   1) that they successfully renewed their legal right to drive and were in receipt of a license   2) then, after about three or four months they received a letter from a Transportation Reviewing Officer of Driver fitness and Monitoring that instructed […]

DriveABLE – CTV / CEO PJ Barclay present misleading broadcast

COMPLAINT TO CTV     REFERENCE: https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1341423&playlistId=1.3831326&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1   1) P-J Barclay CEO & President, DriveABLE made misleading and even untruthful statements to CTV in a recent television broadcast hosted by Todd van der Heyden, broadcast by CTV titled “DriveABLE seeks to prevent senior driving deaths”   2) The broadcast presented as an infomercial. Playing across […]

DriveABLE publishes misinformation

DRIVEABLE ASSESSMENT CORPORATIONS INC. WIDELY PUBLISHES FABRICATED INFORMATION SUCH AS:     DRIVEABLE’s PUBLISHED STATEMENTS     a) “DriveABLE testing is the only assessment program of it’s kind to be able to objectively measure the patients cognitive ability to drive.”   b) Predicts actual on- road performance   c) It is the only cognitive assessment […]

Stereotype Threat

Local laws and policies designed to increase awareness of the challenges of driving and aging may be undermining seniors’ safety.   How Stereotypes Can Threaten Your Driving   In 1995, Stanford University psychologists Claude Steele and Joshua Aronson completed a series of ground breaking experiments showing that evoking negative stereotypes about a group can actually […]

DriveABLE Technician Decides Senior’s Right to Drive

    Trucker with Class 1 license directed not to drive by DriveABLE technician after failing DriveABLE test. After about a year was able to reobtain Class 1 license.      

Dr. Bonnie Dobbs; Publishing and promoting ageism, wilful untruths and fraudulent misrepresentation

Letter to Bonnie Dobbs HAND DELIVERED January 5, 2015 Mrs. Bonnie M. Dobbs PhD, Director, MARD Centre, University of Alberta, 1704 College Plaza, 8215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB. T6G 2C8 Dear Madam: REFERENCE: Publishing and promoting ageism, wilful untruths and fraudulent misrepresentation On the “Homestretch”, CBC radio, December 5, 2014, you stated to listeners: “Starting […]

DriveABLE- Angry Senior Sues

DriveABLE- Angry Senior Sues Over License Ordeal Seniors find getting licence back can be nearly impossible BY CHRIS ZDEB EIGHT MONTHS NIGHTMARE TO RENEW DRIVING LICENSE An Alberta senior is suing Alberta Transportation, his former family doctor, and the creators of two cognitive assessment of safe driving tests after having to spend eight months and […]

ONTARIO FINES DISTRACTED DRIVERS

ONTARIO FINES DISTRACTED DRIVERS “On January 1, 2019, the existing fines and penalties for distracted drivers in Ontario were increased. First time offenders see a fine increase up to $1,000, three demerit points and a three day license suspension. It gets worse for those who are repeat offenders with fines up to $3,000, six demerit […]

DriveABLE, P-J Barclay CEO Misleads CTV

HAND DELIVERED December 14, 2019 P-J Barclay, President & CEO DriveABLE Enjoy Life Church, 3935 114 Street, Edmonton, AB. T6J 1M3 Dear Mr. Barclay: DRIVEABLE SEEKS TO PREVENT SENIOR DRIVING DEATHS. Mr. Barkley you made misleading statements to CTV in yesterday’s broadcast. First of all, In this Broadcast you referred to severely outdated data. And […]

Medical Screening of Older Drivers

Medical Screening of Older Drivers Counter-productive and ageist, and obscuring the real needs for assessment and rehabilitation services Prof Desmond O’Neill MA MD FRCPI AGSF FRCP(Glasg)1 “En vieillissant on devient plus fou et plus sage”: with this phrase la Rochefoucald summarizes the duality of ageing, which brings growth and loss at all ages. In later […]

Michel Bédard Does not Favour age Based Testing

Michel Bédard, director of the Centre for Research on Safe Driving at Lakehead University, isn’t a fan of age-based testing. “ There isn’t a heck of a lot of evidence that having regular testing actually makes a difference,” he said People either lose their license when they shouldn’t, or have to go for more testing, […]

Cognitive screening of older drivers does not produce safety benefits

  Cognitive screening of older drivers does not produce safety benefits. Siren A1, Meng A. Author information 1 Department of Transport, Technical University of Denmark, Bygningstorvet 115, DK-2800 Kgs, Lyngby, Denmark. aks@transport.dtu.dk   Abstract   Although screening policies for older drivers based on chronological age are widely used in many countries, previous research has shown […]

Driving Cessation and Social Isolation in Older Adults

  Driving Cessation and Social Isolation in Older Adults Weidi Qin, MSW, MPH, Xiaoling Xiang, PhD, MSW, Harry Taylor, PhD, MSW, MPH First Published August 20, 2019 Research Article https://doi.org/10.1177/0898264319870400 Article information Objective: This study investigated the impact of driving cessation on social isolation in older adults. Method: Data were obtained from Rounds 1 through […]