Better Services for Drivers

August 18, 2016

PETITION

To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

WHEREAS   Ontario drivers aged 80 and over must complete Group Education Sessions, driver record reviews, vision tests and non-computerized in-class assessment in order to renew their licenses, and

WHEREAS   in Cornwall and Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry classes have been cancelled without notice due to staff shortages, and

WHEREAS   seniors are forced to drive needlessly and wait at offices for temporary licenses, which is neither productive nor fair to clients, and

WHEREAS   Seniors in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry who require a Functional Assessment must drive to Ottawa or Smiths Falls and complete driving tests in a stressful and unfamiliar environment, and

WHEREAS   the fee for Functional Assessment services can be over $800, far beyond the budget of a fixed-income household, and

WHEREAS   it is the Government’s duty to serve Ontario residents locally and conveniently,

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED,

PETITION THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO

AS FOLLOWS:

  • To deliver Group Education Sessions and assessments on a walk-in basis at an existing facility such as the Cornwall DriveTest Centre, and
  • To work pro-actively with health providers located in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to guarantee the delivery of Functional Assessment services within their jurisdiction
  • To cover Functional Assessment services under the Ontario Health Insurance Program
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