Do you or someone you know exhibit these driver warning signs?
- Inappropriate driving speeds (too fast or too slow)
- Needs help or instructions from passengers
- Does not observe signs or signals
- Slow or poor decision making
- Easily frustrated or confused
- Pattern of getting lost, even in familiar areas
- Accidents or near misses
- Drifting across the lane markings into other lanes
The Safe Driving Assessment is appropriate for clients who have had physical changes due to age or disability such as stroke, arthritis or Parkinson’s, mental changes such as slower reflexes, memory issues and/or difficulty maintaining focus.
The assessment is comprised of a few steps:
- Prevea occupational therapists assess the skill areas that may affect the ability to drive safely. These areas include reaction time, cognition, perception, vision and motor performance.
- A recommendation may be made to a certified driving instructor if needed, and in some cases, this may be required by the therapist. There is a $200 fee payable in cash, check or credit card. Insurance typically does not cover the assessment. The certified driving assessment fee varies per certified driving instructor.
- At the completion of your assessment(s), your doctor will receive the results and recommendations. Your doctor will make the final decision based on the results. Resources will be available for transportation options in your community or referrals to follow up services, if needed.