Do you have senior drivers in your family or social network that you are concerned of their driving abilities? A driving evaluation by a Driving Solutions’ consultant can provide the driver with a professional and objective analysis of their driving.
Modifications to driving routes and gradual reduction in driving exposure is recommended for most senior drivers, but not all are willing to give up the lifestyle that driving allows them. While there are many senior drivers who self-regulate and modify their driving exposure as they age, others lack insight into their personal driver safety and how it may affect others. They may feel the need to “prove” their ability to concerned family members. This is when you can suggest they partake in a professional driving evaluation.
What is it like getting the results of a driving evaluation?
Whether the right decision for you or a loved one is to stop driving, to modify driving habits to reduce risk or to retire from driving, you will be informed of the results and the rationale in a thoughtful and compassionate manner by seasoned driver rehabilitation professionals.
Coping with dwindling abilities and agility is a challenge for many elderly drivers, making the decision to stop driving a very sensitive issue for them, and often an uncomfortable issue for their loved ones to address. Our driving consultants deliver the results so you don’t have to, and always in the most positive way possible. Because Driving Solutions is founded and run by occupational therapists, if the results of the driving evaluation recommend that the elderly driver stops driving, we can work with them in adapting and adjusting to life without driving.
Taking part in a driving evaluation is no guarantee of a recommendation to drive or to stop driving. It is a respectful, objective and informed method of addressing a sensitive issue.