Q&A - Are Compulsory Medicals at 80 Discriminatory?
Noticed an article in Thursday's Vancouver Sun, found it online here. When it comes to medical exams, it's worthy of note that every driver is asked about their health when they first apply for any class of license. Doesn't mean that they're inflexible; even an epileptic can drive if they've been seizure free for long enough.
What Bruce Bird and the CARP need to realize is that, thanks to modern medical science and modern lifestyles, seniors are living - physically - longer than ever. But that means that they're more susceptible to both physical and psychological ailments which could affect their capacity to operate a motor vehicle.