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Driving Older, Driving Longer!

In modern life, most of us live and remain healthy much longer and than even our grand-parents. Which means we drive longer, and we can be behind the wheel at a pretty advanced age or we are likely to drive alongside elderly drivers. That means we need to increase our awareness about:

  • the effects of aging on driving
  • steps to take to overcome them to ensure to keep our driver’s license as long as possible
  • the fact that prejudice against older drivers are after all, like all prejudices, unfounded

In this section, we offer you articles aimed at seniors, their families and all those who want to learn more about this important topic.

Driving after 75 y.o.

Visual and Medical Evaluation Many reasons may bring the SAAQ to require you to pass a medical or visual examination, whatever your age, as a condition for you to keep your driver’s licence. However, the law stipulates that if you hold a Class 5, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D or 8 licence, you must pass a […]

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Evaluate your skills

Everything changes Nowadays, everything changes really fast. The Highway Safety Code and Road Safety Regulations change too, sometimes very quickly. So if you obtained your driver’s licence, say, 5 or 10 years ago, chances are your knowledge or skills are not up-to-date and that you’re missing on important information. But how would you know? Well, […]

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Seniors on the road – the France connection

The French (France) have gotten rid a while ago of prejudice about seniors and driving. Here is what we find as an introductory statement on the website of their Road Safety Association: Other excerpts are just as interesting on that site: So what should you do, according to the French, to keep driving safely as […]

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