Every driver, regardless of age, needs to consider
whether they have the skills to drive safely. Many
things can influence performance behind the
wheel, including illness and medical conditions
that affect eyesight, hearing and more.
As we age, our hearing, vision and cognitive function can change.
Age also affects our range of motion and ability to quickly react
to hazards, vehicles and pedestrians on the road. If you’re an older
adult and want to renew your driver’s licence, Alberta Transportation
requires you to get a medical report signed by a doctor at age 75.
age 80 and every two years after age 80.
Talk with your physician or Primary Care Network healthcare team
about getting a complete evaluation of your medical and physical
abilities for driving.
TIME TO HANG UP YOUR KEYS?
FALL 2017 SEVEN
when driving and get easily
frustrated or upset
or merging lanes on busy
roads or highways, or turning
or backing up
including more than two in
the last two years
or too slowly
used to be to respond to
dangerous driving situations
could affect your driving
less often than once a year
or friends are concerned
about you and your driving.
Alberta Transportation and the Canadian Automobile Association recommend
it may be time to hang up your keys if you have any of these signs: