Today’s seniors are living longer and healthier lives. They’re active and mobile. While age is not an indicator of driving skill, it can be a challenge.
CAA believes that rather than limiting the mobility of ageing drivers, solutions must be found that meet the needs of all drivers. Here are some resources to help:
TONS – The Transportation Options Network for Seniors is a Manitoba-based organization meant to inform and educate Manitobans on transportation options that enhance quality of life and promote age-friendly communities.
Manitoba Public Insurance – MPI offers some online self-assessment tools to help older drivers determine their current skill levels behind the wheel.
CAA Senior Driver Tool Kit – CAA used decades of experience in road safety, along with expert assistance from the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and designed this toolkit for seniors and their loved ones.
CAOT – The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions that can affect driving, and provide resources in a number of languages.
Find out how well you and your car fit together. A CarFit assessment takes about 20 minutes to complete and a trained technician will go over a 12-point inspection with you. They will recommend car adjustments and adaptations.