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Global Pandemic: Licensing Senior Drivers

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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 had no need to see a doctor,
must make an appointment, attend at a doctor’s office and wait in a doctor’s
waiting room with individuals most of whom are there because they are ill.

The waiting room, though it may appear to be reasonably clean,
is likely parallel to a germ laden, hospital emergency room.

Then to register the application for licensing, the senior must
wait in line at a public registry office.

The cited protocol appears to be a contradiction to the public health
issued by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer, the Premier &
others who have issued strong directives that all persons, especially the
over 70’s should confine themselves to their homes,
not move around the community.

These Albertans who are required by government to violate published health
directives, must in the process, pay to put themselves in harm’s way.