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Ageism at heart of B.C. driving rules – North Fraser Chapter Chair Bruce Bird

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Ageism shows up in many aspects of seniors’ lives, including condescension, arbitrary rules of retirement and a general attitude of treating seniors as less than equal. Unfortunately, ageism also manifests itself in B.C. driving rules for seniors. When B.C. drivers reach age 80, they are mandated to have a medical examination to determine their fitness to drive. According to the … Read more

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Ontario changes the Senior Driver Renewal Program

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The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is changing its senior driver’s licence renewal program for drivers over the age of 80. It was announced on January 28, 2014 that the new program promises to help seniors who are able to drive renew their licences in a less onerous while way while also addressing general road safety concerns. Starting April 21, 2014, … Read more

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Zoomers at AutoShow

ZoomerNew Videographer Darrin Maharaj, visits the 2013 Toronto International Autoshow, to check out the latest Zoomer-Friendly vehicles.

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Anonymous tip line to ‘rat out’ unfit elderly motorists unfairly targets seniors, critic says

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In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targetting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive. “If [someone] is really erratic, sure, rat people out. The thing is, that’s not what’s happening here. This is targeting older people,” Susan Eng, vice president for advocacy at the Canadian … Read more

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Susan Eng talks “Snitch Line” on Goldhawk Fights Back

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On January 21st, 2013 – Susan Eng, vice-president of Advocacy at CARP was invited to do a segment for AM740′s Goldhawk Fights Back to discuss  the Sudbury Crimestoppers program that invites people to turn in senior drivers they believe should not be on the roads.  To listen to Susan’s chat with Dale Goldhawk about the “snitch line”, please click here. … Read more

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Sudbury Snitch Line to Report Older Drivers

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People in Sudbury are being encouraged to use Crimestoppers to report older drivers; police then show up at the home of the driver and counsel the driver to get tested or give up their licence This initiative is targeted at family members who want to get the older driver off the road but don’t want to confront him/her themselves There … Read more

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Tip line to identify unsafe elderly drivers draws criticism

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In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targeting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive. “If [someone] is really erratic, sure, rat people out. The thing is, that’s not what’s happening here. This is targeting older people,” Susan Eng, vice president for advocacy at the Canadian … Read more

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Don’t discriminate against aging drivers

Research shows seniors get a bad rap By Tom Carney, North Shore News June 24, 2012 LOOKING to fire up the conversation around the barbecue this summer? Try talking with your friends about senior drivers. Drivers who are 80 and above are the fastest growing segment of the driving population. There are currently approximately three million senior drivers in Canada … Read more

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The Grey Lane
Doc on Senior Drivers

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CARP’s long-serving Advocacy Consultant, Carol Libman makes a cameo appearance in a new documentary that looks into the increasingly controversial topic of older drivers. We just watched the preview and think it would be of interest to CARP members. It may not cover the age discrimination topic as much as we’d like (New Hampshire seems to have it right), but … Read more

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Seniors are safe drivers, editorial says

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April 02, 2012 Toronto Star by Moira Welsh Senior drivers are getting a bad rap and are much safer on the road than many experts believe, says a commentary published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The commentary, released Monday, takes aim at “misleading” statements by other experts. The author, Ezra Hauer, said seniors have more fatal and serious injury … Read more

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