Often a medical condition can have an impact on one's ability to drive safely. These changes can be cognitive (affecting our decision making), physical (which can lead to a need for adaptive driving equipment), and/or emotional (anxiety). If you have concerns about a family member and their driving, we can offer an on-road assessment of their functional driving abilities.
If your license has been suspended, or if you have been referred for a Functional Driving Assessment, our extended partner team of Occupational Therapists and Driver Rehab Specialists can help.
Partnered with one of Canada's leading community healthcare providers, we facilitate a full MTO-approved functional assessment (in-clinic and on-road). Medical and vision waiver assessments are both available.
Janet has been working in driver rehabilitation for nearly 20 years, working with clients of all ages with cognitive, physical, and emotional barriers to driving. She specializes in driving anxiety and brain injury, having suffered multiple concussions through contact sports (basketball, ice hockey, and lacrosse). This personal experience gives her a unique insight into the causes behind problematic driving behaviours that emerge post-accident:
"It is not uncommon for people who have passenger/driver anxiety to speed when they return to driving. It seems counterintuitive, but can actually be the brain's coping mechanism and a stress response to being anxious. Has there been any concussion injury during the accident? This will exacerbate the issue of speeding when anxious as it creates a cycle. Anxiety causes us to want the trip to be over with, so we want to get there as quickly as possible. However, with concussion, our brain needs more time to process information and rushing makes us feel like we are not seeing all we need to see to drive safely, so we actually drive faster because we want the drive over with as we feel vulnerable. It spirals!"
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