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“Get Up To Speed” A CARP Chapter 39 Senior’s Driving Guide Information Event

“Get Up To Speed” A CARP Chapter 39 Senior’s Driving Guide Information Event

CARP Greater Bay of Quinte Area Chapter 39 invites you to join us for an informative event “Get Up To Speed”. Find out about the new guidelines and drivers test. Presented by Victoria Webster, author of the “Senior Drive Guide”. Please join us Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 2-4 pm at Quinte Gardens Retirement Residence, 30 College St. West, Belleville. Admission … 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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Susan’s Older Drivers Discussion on the Family Caregivers Unite Radio Show

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April 15th, 2013: Susan once again appeared on Dr. Gordon Atherley’s radio show, Family Caregivers Unite, to discuss the issue of older drivers.  In addition to our host Dr. Atherley,  Dr. Michael Gordon, professor, ethicist top geriatrician was also present for the discussion.  Among other things, they spoke of the warning signals family caregivers should know about,  driver testing for … Read more

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CARP: Senior drivers shouldn’t be unfairly targeted

Older drivers need to be treated with fairness, urges an executive with a national senior citizens association. Susan Eng, vice-president of advocacy for CARP, said the organization plans to fight for equality on behalf of senior drivers with the Ontario government and insurance regulators. She responded to recent news reports about a Sudbury initiative to encourage families to report to … Read more

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Ratting out Grandpa

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If you’ve ever wondered how much our society is willing to sacrifice at the altar of Public Safety, consider Sudbury’s North East Dementia Network Coalition Safe Driving Task Force. Or as I like to call it, Rat Out Grandpa. It’s the brainchild of Greater Sudbury Police Constable Linda Burns, who spends her time as Senior/Vulnerable Adult Liaison Officer apparently because … Read more

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Elderly drivers can be charged higher premiums, rights tribunal rules

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Elderly drivers can be charged higher premiums for car insurance they are more prone to collisions resulting in fatalities. Elderly drivers can be charged higher premiums by car insurance companies because they are more prone to collisions resulting in fatalities, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled. The 92-year-old driver who filed the complaint says that seniors – a group … Read more

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Time to treat senior drivers fairly!

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TORONTO – As I was leaving a party recently, the host turned to an older person and asked if he was OK driving. “Oh, I don’t drive at night any more,” was the cheerful response. His wife had taken over, he explained, as he no longer felt comfortable driving after dark. I thought how very sensible he was. I’ve noticed … Read more

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CARP’s open letter to Ontario Transport Minister to end outdated licensing protocols that unfairly target older drivers

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        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2013  CARP calls on Ontario Transport Minister to end outdated licensing protocols that unfairly target older drivers and introduce remedial driver training: open letter  Toronto, ON: CARP urges the Ontario Minister of Transportation, Glen Murray, to expedite work in modernizing how it treats older drivers by establishing new policies and protocols … Read more

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Bad-driving snitch line targeting seniors prompts police apology

Darleene McCormack, a 67-year-old Sudbury, Ont., driver, reacted to a new tip line by saying she would be shocked if a police officer showed up at her door to talk about her driving

Phone hotline in Sudbury, Ont., called ‘abuse of a public service’ Police in Sudbury, Ont., wanted the phone to ring on a hotline to report bad driving by older people, but now officers are dealing with calls from angry seniors. Getting people to call the Crime Stoppers tip line stems from a safe-driving task force launched at the end of … Read more

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CARP Brief: Driver Improvement Programs and Interventions

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February 22nd, 2013: In September 2012, CARP responded to a request for information by submitting the following brief to the Ontario Ministry of Government Services.  In light of the recent ‘snitch line’ debacle, is is especially relevant to remind public servants and governments alike that there are less discriminatory and offensively ageist ways to determine ability to drive.  Click here … Read more

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