Driver’s test called a ruse

I refer to the so-called Alzheimer’s Driver’s Test in Patricia Swen’s letter printed in the July 7 edition of The Progress.

I refer to the so-called Alzheimer’s Driver’s Test in Patricia Swen’s letter printed in the July 7 edition of The Progress.  Why can’t the motor vehicle licencing people simply administer a basic road test to determine whether a person still has the necessary skills to drive our roads safely?  Who is administering this so-called Alzheimer’s test?  I am amazed mere motor vehicles staff are qualified to diagnose such a complex condition as Alzheimer’s disease using a hokey word game. Is consideration given to people with concerns such as dyslexia or speech impediments?  Perhaps the test would fail a legal challenge.  A poor driving record should be the first indicator that a person’s driving skills should be reviewed and re-tested, not their ability to memorize and repeat a tricky word game regardless of their age. The new test would appear to be a blatant ruse. Stop the madness!

K.C. Curry

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