This assessment is carried out by an Occupational Therapist and an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) who will assess and advise you on how any medical conditions may affect your ability to drive safely and recommend any required adaptations.
The assessment gathers and records
All drivers are required to read a standard car number plate from the relevant distance according to the Road Traffic Act. If unable to do so, will be advised to have further investigations with an optician, and the assessment cannot be completed.
The assessment will take place in one of our vehicles. We have a large fleet of both manual and automatic cars; many are fitted with a variety of adaptations. All have dual control.
During the assessment, the assessor will be assessing the older driver for the following:
The standardised route taken by each driver is consistent and covers all the relevant aspects to make an informed decision.
The driver is informed of the assessors’ decision regarding ability to drive safely, and if the driver has been referred by the DVLA they will make the final licensing decision.
We always recommend that the client does not drive themselves to an assessment. In the event of a driver being considered unsafe to drive home after the assessment, they would need to make alternative arrangements to get home.
For self-referring private individuals, we are able to offer a subsidised assessment for £270. All other enquirers, including all public and private sector organisations, should contact the centre for up-to-date prices.