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French Transport Minister Against Mandatory Age-Based Tests

https://etsc.eu/french-transport-minister-against-mandatory-age-based-tests-for-older-drivers/   October 10, 2023   The French minister of transport Clément Beaune has spoken out against mandatory age-based tests for older drivers, part of a proposed reform of EU driving licence rules.   In a radio interview earlier this month, the minister said he was opposed to requiring elderly people to undergo a medical […]

Simard MD reason for License Suspension

February 13, 2023 Letter Via Email Honourable Mr. Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Transportation, Alberta Legislature, Edmonton AB. . Dear Mr. Minister: REFERENCE – Senior Driver License Applicants. . We are again receiving Reports from seniors that they are being . 1) disallowed to drive, . 2) their driving licenses suspended . 3) directed to submit […]

SIMARD-MD is not an Effective Driver Screening Tool

GERIATRICS JOURNAL HOME / ARCHIVES / VOL. 24 NO. 1 (2021) / Original Research . The SIMARD-MD is not an Effective Driver Screening Tool for Determining Fitness-To-Drive . AUTHORS Alexander M. Crizzle University of Waterloo, University of Saskatchewan Nadia Mullen Lakehead University Diane Mychael St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph Natasha Meger Saskatchewan Health Authority Ryan […]

Failure To Obtain Informed Consent From Senior Drivers

REGISTERED MAIL Professional Conduct Department College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta Suite 2700, 10020 – 100 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N3 Dear Sir/ Madam: REFERENCE: FAILURE TO OBTAIN INFORMED CONSENT- ADMINISTRATIVE FAIRNESS Alberta citizens, 75 years & over are required to have a medical exam by a physician in order to register for […]

Injustice – License renewal.

LICENSE RENEEWAL ———— AN EMAIL LETTER SENT FROM A SENIOR DRIVER. SHE TITLED HER LETTER DISCRIMINATION – WE TITLE IT INJUSTICE. —— I was sent a Form that said in order to renew my license I had to have a doctor’s certificate. I have an appointment at my doctor for my annual checkup in June […]

AMA affirms Simard MD fraudulent

AMA AFFIRMS SIMSRD MD FRAUDULENT. Don Szarko, Director of Advocacy and Community services, ALBERTA MOTOR ASSOCIATION affirmed to us at the Grey Matters Conference? 2014, that that the concept, perpetrated by Dr. Bonnie Dobbs, that ?“a cognitively intact person can easily pass the Simard MD”,? is false.? Across the province, senior’s lives have been disrupted […]

Study: Senior Drivers Do Not Cause Accidents

Study : SENIOR DRIVING “THERE IS NO CORRELATION BETWEEN HAVING STRICTER RULES AND LESS TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS“. Professor Richard Tay. La Trobe University’s Chair of Road Safety Management argues increasing mandatory testing and licensing requirements for ageing drivers is not necessary. SENIOR DRIVING, A recent study by Professor Richard Tay examines the re-testing and licensing requirements […]

When Families Were Blocked From Long-Term Care Homes

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN FAMILIES WERE BLOCKED FROM LONG TERM CARE HOMES. When public health officials across Canada banned visitors from nursing homes in order to protect residents from COVID-19, they cut off an essential support system. They inadvertently created a feeding crisis. Family members and advocates say some residents have died from dehydration and others […]

Effectiveness of Mandatory License Testing

Comparative Study Traffic Inj Prev 2004 Dec;5(4):326-35. doi: 10.1080/15389580490509464. Effectiveness of Mandatory License Testing for Older Drivers in Reducing Crash Risk Among Urban Older Australian Drivers Jim Langford 1 , Michael Fitzharris, Sjaanie Koppel, Stuart Newstead ffiliations expand PMID: 15545070 DOI: 10.1080/15389580490509464 ABSTRACT Most licensing jurisdictions in Australia maintain mandatory assessment programs targeting older drivers, […]

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 […]