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People are often understandably proud of their past, safe driving record. But medical conditions can change everything. Even the best and most careful drivers can become unsafe to drive when their abilities are impaired by medical conditions. All too often, a medical condition can also affect insight and people are unaware of how dangerous their driving has become. Medically impaired drivers are a danger to themselves and others. It can be a difficult subject for family and friends to handle, that's when your physician can help to identify if a driving assessment is needed.

Who is the Safe Driver Assessment for?

People of all ages whose driving may be affected by a medical condition, medication or a natural decline that affects mental abilities should be assessed.

The comprehensive driving assessment evaluates visual acuity, visual tracking/scanning ability, physical function and the cognitive ability to drive safely. It is a two-part assessment that was scientifically developed through university research.

1. In-office assessment (computer skills are not necessary)

  • a trained, certified professional guides the driver through the assessment
  • touch screen/push button technology precisely measures the driver's responses
  • specific tasks assess mental and motor skills require for safe driving
  • successful performance requires the use of memory, judgment, decision making, attention and motor speed abilities

2. On-road evaluation

  • the on-road evaluation is designed by experienced driving instructors to evaluate ability to drive safely
  • participants must be a licensed driver and must present a valid driver's license

For more information, or to schedule an assessment, call 954-786-7392.

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