Date: July 16, 2019

Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. Wind southwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. High 29. Humidex 37. UV index 7 or high.

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Senior Drivers

This page was reviewed or revised on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 9:39 AM

As we age chances are good a health-related problem or use of a medication will negatively affect our ability to drive by impacting our awareness and our ability to:

  • Understand
  • Process
  • Learn new information

To ensure individual safety, and the safety of others, senior drivers may need to change their driving habits by driving during the day or on less busy streets.

If you have a medically impaired driving condition, or taking medication, talk with your health-care provider or pharmacist about your medical conditions and/or prescriptions.

Meet with your optometrist regularly to ensure your vision is safe to drive. Carfit your vehicle so it is properly adjusted to you and keep in shape to help maintain your ability to drive safely. 

If you are worried about someone's ability to drive, talk with them about your concerns. If necessary, contact their physician or optometrist and request a medical review.

When you turn 80, you must renew your licence as part of the Senior Driver Renewal Program.
If you are 70 years and older, and involved in a collision, and convicted of an offence, you must complete the Senior Driver Renewal Program.

For more information:

Carfit
80 years and over
Medical Review Process
Senior Driver Education Information - Lambton
Keeping fit for driving
Lambton transportation options
Sarnia Transit trip planner
Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton
Telehealth Ontario