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SIMARD MD – The Medically At-Risk Driver

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Seniors are the safest drivers on Alberta roads.
Alberta Transportation statistics indicate they are not
causing the carnage on Alberta roads, they have the
lowest casualty rates.
Nevertheless, in 2008 the Minister of Transportation,
introduced a pilot project that subjected all Albertans age
seventy five, to a medical fitness assessment.
In many medical clinics, a cognitive test, the Simard MD,
was also introduced, a test developed by Bonnie Dobbs PhD.

Those who score low on the Simard MD test are then referred
to the DriveABLE computer test, a test developed by
Allan R. Dobbs PhD, which also has a high rate of failure.
According to 2011 data, only 15 % pass*. The DriveABLE test
costs the senior $250. plus GST and is sponsored by the
private for profit, multi-million dollar DriveABLE Assessment
Corporation inc. of which Allan. Dobbs is a 15.7 % owner.

We submit that there is no justification for this testing.
Seniors are being abused, their lives disrupted, rights violated,
and are unjustly losing their right to drive.