If a medical condition has compromised your driving skills or if you're concerned about a loved one's ability behind the wheel, it's time to arrange a driving assessment with CBI Health Group. We understand how driving abilities can diminish over time, especially when the effects of aging make driving a challenge. We provide a three-part, three-hour assessment in which our occupational therapists provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the driving competence of medically-at-risk individuals. In the event that significant and persistent safety concerns are evident, these are discussed directly with the driver and continued driving is discouraged.
It's easy to arrange a driving assessment; in fact, a referral is not needed — and an assessment is mandatory for those with medically suspended licenses who want to get back behind the wheel. In addition, our programs are registered with provincial authorities and can be covered by healthcare, compensation and insurance plans. Find out how CBI Health Group can take the guesswork out of driving abilities and provide the step-by-step treatment our patients need to drive safely.
What does our driving assessment entail?
- Occupational Therapy Assessment: Information is gathered about each individuals’ medical background and driving status. Reaction time, physical capacity and the knowledge and understanding of driving rules are evaluated by an occupational therapist, all while taking into consideration the impact of the driver’s attention, memory and perception on their capacity to drive.
- On-road Assessment: The second stage of the assessment is conducted after completion of part one and consists of an in-vehicle evaluation with a driving instructor and occupational therapist. During the on-road evaluation, all aspects of driving are assessed including physical ability, endurance to handle the vehicle, as well as reactions and responses to various traffic situations. This component of the assessment ensures that the individual can safely and effectively handle the vehicle in various driving situations. Individuals are assessed in a vehicle provided by the driving school.
- Feedback Session: We interpret information gathered during the in-clinic and on-road evaluation and make recommendations based on your performance strengths and weaknesses. Results are reviewed at the end of the assessment and then sent to your referring doctor, transportation authority and third party funders (if applicable). The final decision about licensing rests with the Ministry of Transportation.
* Services may vary by province