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More and more seniors are withdrawing their driving licence


Aurélia Morvan

24 July 2019 11:30

In four years, the number of Quebecers aged 75 years and older from being denied their licence to be increased by 38%. It is past 5 709 people in 2014, to 7,864 in 2018, according to the figures that has obtained the Journal of insurance the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

If we look at the data in detail, we note that the licence suspensions have increased by 61 %, from 843 in 2014 to 1 357 in 2018. With respect to waivers of permit, they have increased by 34 %, from 4 866 6 507.

At the same time, still in Quebec, the number of licensed drivers aged 75 years and older has increased by 25.4 %, from 298 961 people in 2014 to 374 894 in 2018. The population is increasing, but less rapidly than the number of licences that are withdrawn.

The cognitive impairment in question

Various reasons medical grow the SAAQ to decide whether to suspend the driving licence held by the elders of quebec. That happens largely in your head is the fact that a driver who is either suffering from cognitive disorders such as impaired memory, orientation or judgment.

Then come the diseases of the eye and visual impairment and the diseases and impairments of the nervous system.

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