This video has stirred up an online debate regarding the
question of "how old is TOO old to drive?" This debate
can quickly pit the young against the elderly in a battle of
independence vs. public safety. It is a debate that is only
expected to escalate in coming years. In 2009, about 14% of
Canadian drivers were senior citizens (aged 65 or older). That statistic is expected to double by
In Alberta, medical fitness to drive remains a question that
family physicians are largely responsible for answering. The aim is
to keep Alberta's roads safe, while balancing the needs of
individuals for transportation. If anyone is attempting to
renew a Class 1,2 or 4 license (commercial vehicle), they MUST
provide a medical report to Alberta Transportation.
That said, even for a standard Class 5 license, it is mandatory
for physical and medical conditions to be reported to Alberta
Transportation, if they affect an individual's ability to
drive. The department relies on the medical standards prescribed by
the Council of Motor
Transport Administrators to determine an individual's
ability to drive.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and
suspect there was a medical reason behind the driver's
negligence, contact one of Miller Thomson's personal injury
lawyers to discuss your claim. Our team knows how to put
medical fitness to drive at issue, and will fight to obtain
relevant medical records from defendant(s) if necessary.
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