Driving Assessment

SERVICES

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?

  1. Occupational Therapy Assessment: We gather information about your medical background and driving status before evaluating vision, perceptual and cognitive skills, reaction time, physical abilities (range of movement, strength and balance) and your knowledge and understanding of rules of the road.
  2. On-road Assessment: Conducted after successful completion of part one, on-road assessment consists of an in-vehicle evaluation with a driving instructor and an occupational therapist. During the test, which is undertaken using a vehicle provided by the driving centre, all aspects of driving are assessed, including physical abilities, endurance to handle the vehicle, cognitive-behavioural skills and visual perceptual skills, as well as reactions and responses to various traffic situations. This ensures you can safely and effectively handle the vehicle in various driving situations.
  3. 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