A specialized assessment in preparation for the Ontario senior driver’s licence renewal program will re-familiarize you with best practices for sharing the road and driving defensively, as well as draw awareness to how your health needs affect your driving ability. You need to practice smartly, identify which skills you will need to master, reveal which ares you need to work on and follow expert advice to help you improve, so you are better equipped to be as safe a driver as possible for a lifetime.

The assessment will also keep you informed of changes to the Ontario Highway Traffic Act since your last driver’s education, so you have an idea of how today’s driving habits have evolved, and you understand better how to share the road with motorists in the 21st century and beyond.

Here are some important things to be aware of as a senior driver:

When checking mirrors or looking over your shoulder, make sure that the motion is obvious. Paying attention and remaining alert will help you to be aware of obstructions that are out there and to respond appropriately. The most important thing is to stay calm and be aware of the safety net of yourself and others around you.