Driving

Many seniors own a car and wish to continue driving themselves to social events and appointments. While we encourage seniors to be as independent as possible, it is also important to ensure a safe driving environment for everyone including the driver, passengers and general public.

Driver safety includes making sure that an individual’s eyesight and physical reflexes are still strong enough to ensure good driving skills.  After the age of 80, drivers are required to submit a medical report every two years to the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.  In some cases, a driving examination may be required. 

Driver Examinations and Medical Reports 1-800-950-1498 or 250-978-8300

Driving Workshops

To help our senior drivers stay current, the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation has developed an education package to specifically address the needs of the senior driver. Their website has some excellent information about senior drivers, including answers to many of the questions seniors have about continuing to drive.

Senior driving workshops review driving skills and provide information about up-to-date driving regulations.  These workshops are offered by the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation and are delivered throughout the province at senior’s activity centres.  Beacon Community Services is pleased to offer these senior driving workshops at the Shoal Centre. For the dates and locations of a course near you, please contact your local seniors activity centre.

BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Older Drivers  1-877-247-5551