Safe Driving for Seniors
A professional driving assessment is vital in helping one remain a safe driver for as long as possible.
Your driving performance should be assessed regularly. Not only can an assessment help you recognize and correct possible shortcomings, it also can yield a specialized drivers’ training plan & program to help you continue driving safely. A professional driving assessment is akin to an annual wellness check up with your doctor – they are both smart ways to identify and manage any physical and/or mental changes.
Professional driving assessments generally fall into two categories: driving skills evaluations and clinical driving assessments.
A driving skill evaluation includes an in-car assessment of your driving abilities and a recommendation regarding any further specialized drivers’ training.
Conversely, clinical driving assessments are used to identify underlying medical causes of any driving performance deficits, as well as offer potential means to maintain safe driving, given your health needs.
Senior Driver Refresher Course
Getting an Assessment and Refresher Keeps You Up to Date with New Traffic Laws
Additionally, as a senior, it is a must to stay up-to-date about changes to Ontario road traffic laws. Regular professional driving assessments are the most effective and efficient way to do this.
As decades have gone and continue to go by, rules of the road inevitably change, and the overall behaviour of motorists can change along with them. To drive safely in these new environments and be better-equipped to avoid potential accidents, you must make it a habit to take a professional driving assessment program and refresher course.
Senior Driving Test Ontario Practice
Our Therapeutic Approach to Senior Driver Training
A key component of the Tomorrow’s Drivers Way is helping all our students develop rock-solid confidence in their driving abilities. Our MTO-approved driving school has an unsurpassed 99.5% road test pass rate, but we don’t train our students only to pass the G1, G2 and G tests – that’s easy. We train them above and beyond, equipping them with the positive mindset to thrive on the road as safe, respectful and defensive drivers for their lifetime. Having and using these skills is vital to making Ontario’s roads safer not only for yourself, but for every motorist.
We apply the same philosophy in our individualized driving programs for seniors!
In addition to helping you transform into a safe, respectful motorist for a lifetime, training you with the positive mindset to succeed, and curing anxieties that influence your driving performance (because after all, every thought we think has a physical response in the body), our specialized Senior Instructors’ driver training will help you to be beyond prepared for the tests you need to take in the Ontario Senior Driver’s Licence Renewal Program once you turn 80 and your license is due for renewal.
Cognitive Test for Senior Drivers in Ontario
When you are 80+ years of age, you will need to renew your G license every 2 years. This starts on your 80th birthday, when the MTO mails you a renewal request, and you must be re-tested to keep your driver’s license.
The Ontario senior license renewal process for ages 80+ involves the following components:
- Vision test
- Driver record review
- 45-minute group education session on senior driving and updates to Ontario traffic laws
- Two cognitive tests: clock exercise (visual-spatial ability) and letter cancellation (eye-hand coordination, psychomotor speed)
- You may be required to take a road test, equivalent to the G1 exit test (no highway component), at no charge
Ready to renew your driving skills & knowledge with a new level of confidence, and be prepared well in advance for when you turn 80?
Read on for more information about getting an individualized Senior Driving Skills Assessment from our specialized instructors.