The CAA used decades of experience in road safety, along with expert assistance from the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, to design a toolkit for seniors and their loved ones.
Did you know that drivers aged 65 and older have the largest number of fatalities out of all age groups? (Transport Canada)
As we age, our physical and mental abilities change, and some of those changes – including our vision, hearing and ability to react quickly – can affect our driving. These changes generally happen very slowly, so it’s important to evaluate them early and often to ensure we understand how our ability to drive is being affected, and then take steps to ensure we can continue to drive safely.
Over the years, our pupils get smaller and can affect our ability to drive safely.More about vision
Hearing loss can affect our ability to react to our surroundings.More about hearing
Diminishing motor skills can affect reaction time.More about motor skills
CAA has gathered information on ways to maintain driving skills, and although the information is intended for seniors, much of it would be helpful for all drivers.Learn how
If you are uncertain about how to renew your driver’s licence, the following information can help to clarify the steps in your province if you are over the age of 75 years.How to renew
Many Canadian drivers would benefit from taking a driving refresher course.Refresher courses
Learn when changes in driving habits may be necessary, and discover ways to have an open conversation with loved ones.Learn about driving habits
There is certainly a lot of angst about having “that conversation” about a senior’s driving ability, and when seniors should consider limiting their driving, or changing their driving habits.Explore the tips