License Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
Age and Driving
Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury
Driving After A Stroke
Driving School provides evaluations in New Jersey to those who
suffer limitations resulting
from a medical condition or injury
needs on the road driving evaluations?
Individuals who suffer from serious disabilities resulting
from physical injury or medical conditions. Assessments of
driving skills to satisfy the needs of Physicians, Families,
Insurance Companies, and Governmental Agencies.
Drivers License Is A Terrible Thing To Waste
Americans are unnecessarily
losing their drivers licenses every day. This loss
is due to older drivers who allow their driving skills to
deteriorate and refuse to admit it.
Small driving errors can
and in many cases are interpreted as loss of skills due
to age. In reality most of these errors are poor driving
When ordered by State
Agencies, citizens are forced to take three tests to keep
their drivers license: an eye test, law knowledge also
known as the written test and a road test. Sounds
easy so far.
More than 30% of new drivers
fail the written test and the rate is higher among experienced
drivers who fail to study the Driving Manual.
With the loss of good
skills, many drivers fail the parallel parking demonstration
portion of the road test.
In some cases, individuals
lose their licenses and are told to take driving lessons in
a dual controlled driving school vehicle.
Avoid this Crisis.
As we all age, changes
occur in our physical functioning, vision, perception and
processing abilities that could make driving unsafe. While
changes are inevitable, they occur at different rates in each
individual, and age alone is not a good indicator of driving
skills. Most of these changes occur solely over a long period
of time, and the individual is able to compensate for minor
deficits. If several skill areas are affected,
or there is a sudden change in abilities due to illness or
disease, driving may become impaired.
After Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
commonly occurs due to motor vehicle collision and work related
injuries. Injuries can result from a loss of consciousness
of less than five minutes to comatose for many months. Any
level of injury can cause an increase in pre-injury bad driving
behaviors or create new, unsafe driving issues.
These issues can stem
from problems with vision, accuracy and speed of eye movements,
speed of response, attention, problem solving, judgment and
loss of physical skills. It can spare one skill and wipe another
from memory. It makes learning new information difficult and
keeps a survivor from quickly learning from their mistake.
All the above can result in unsafe driving encounters, unpredictable
driving actions or repeat collisions.