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A COMPENDIUM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OLDER DRIVER PROGRAMS

 

 

 

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ONTARIO, CANADA


The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have four traffic safety programs specific to older drivers. The following is a list and description of each program:

  1. Drive Wise is a 1 hour, 30 minute comprehensive education and awareness presentation, which is delivered to older drivers by OPP officers. The course serves as a refresher and reminder of current rules, trends, and safety tips. Issues related to testing, health/medication, techniques, automatic breaking systems, air bags, and child safety seats are addressed during the class. The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) and Road Watch support the program.
  2. Fatigue Drivers (Seniors). The OPP provides this program to all age groups, including older drivers. The OPP breaks this program down into high-risk group education programs, "driver reviver" stations (free refreshment stations at rest stops), and public education programs through the media.
  3. Traveling Alone-Winter (Seniors adaptation).
  4. Winter Driving for Seniors. These two presentations, 40 minutes in length, by OPP Officers prepare older drivers for the harsh winter driving conditions in Canada.

Contact:

Sergeant Angie McCollum
Ontario Provincial Police
777 Memorial Avenue
Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3 Canada
Web site: www.gov.on.ca/opp/
Phone: (705) 329-7580
Fax: (705) 329-7596
E-mail: angie.mccollum@jus.gov.on.ca