Driving and Dementia: A Difficult Conversation

The driving and dementia conversation is a difficult one to have – for the person with dementia, for their family members and for the medical community. For those drivers who lose their licence, it comes after a devastating diagnosis which represents the beginning of a cascade of life changes – none of which are positive. According to Dr. Liliana Alvarez, a professor at Western who studies driving and medically at-risk older adults, the cessation of driving privileges can be linked ...

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Defensive Driving

Accident Fund America has many helpful downloadable brochures and tips on their website, which I refer to quite often for information and updates.  I recently came across this brochure about defensive driving and I immediately knew I had to share some of the tips and statistics it had. Being in the business of transportation, I feel it’s my duty to share this information with as many people as possible.

Below is an excerpt from their brochure:

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5 Steps You MUST Take While Dealing With Emergency Vehicles

First responders serve all of us and if it were my family in trouble, I’d want to know that the first responders were on their way with the utmost sense of urgency.  While they are specially trained to drive at higher speeds and are permitted to take the right of way in certain circumstances (i.e. run red lights, etc.) they are also supposed to operate in as safe a manner as possible.  First responders (i.e. Police, Fire, EMT/Ambulance) have a ...

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