Senior Refresher Driving Lesson

For many of us, driving is a key aspect of maintaining our independence as we age. But it’s normal for our driving abilities to change as we get older. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, you may be able to continue driving safely long into your senior years. For this purpose, Our Driving School is pleased to offer a Senior Refresher Lesson.

INCLUDES

Private one-on-one 60-minute in-car lesson to update your driving skills, gain good driving habits and to be a safe and defensive driver.

$79.10 (HST included)

Update your driving skills

Our Specialized Senior Driving Instructor and in-car driving skills evaluations can provide a quick and inexpensive checkup. Results obtained from the evaluation can:

  • Show that your driving skills are adequate and current, with no need for specialized drivers’ training
  • Reveal deficits that could be addressed with specialized drivers’ training
  • Lead to a recommendation for a medical driving assessment by an occupational therapist specializing in driving rehabilitation. See our Skill Builders Program

We offer appointments to suit your schedule & pick up and drop off at a location convenient for you. Call us at 705-253-0929 to schedule your Senior Refresher Lesson.

What our Senior Refresher Lesson covers

During your Senior Refresher lesson we’ll help you review and practice:

  • Evaluation of current skills
  • Review of traffic rules and regulations
  • Review and provide guidance to meet MTO’s Senior Driver Education (required age 80 and over). For more information: www.mto.gov.on.ca
  • Prepare for a road test, or clinical theory and practical evaluation
  • Highway/freeway driving including entering/exiting/lane changes
  • Review use and adjustment of mirrors & checking blind spots three-point turns
  • Left and right turns at small and large intersections
  • Parallel parking skills
  • Emergency roadside stops
Why is an assessment important?
A professional driving assessment is vital in helping one remain a safe driver for as long as possible. Your driving performance should be assessed regularly. Not only can an assessment help you recognize and correct possible shortcomings, it also can yield a specialized drivers’ training plan to help you continue driving safely. Professional driving assessments generally fall into two categories: driving skills evaluations and clinical driving assessments (Skill Builders). A driving skill evaluation includes an in-car assessment of your driving abilities and a recommendation regarding any further specialized drivers’ training. Conversely, clinical driving assessments are used to identify underlying medical causes of any driving performance deficits, as well as offer potential means to maintain safe driving.
Is skill builders right for you?
You should book a comprehensive driving skills assessment through Skill Builders if:

  • You are concerned that your driving skills may have diminished over time
  • You have been diagnosed with a medical condition which is known to impact driving ability (e.g., impaired vision, dementia, diabetes, seizures, sleep disorders, stroke, etc)
  • You have experienced a recent increase in near misses or minor crashes (e.g., fender benders)
  • Friends and/or family have suggested that you may not be fit to drive.

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