DriveABLE is a medical driving assessment program for older drivers with a confirmed or suspected cognitive impairment such as dementia. It has two components: a Cognitive Assessment and a Road Evaluation. The DriveABLE assessment takes about two hours and is completed by an Occupational Therapist.
During the appointment medical history, vision, and physical abilities such as range of motion, strength, and mobility are reviewed. The cognitive assessment uses a computer-based program which evaluates memory, judgment, decision making, attention and motor abilities.
The Road Evaluation consists of a standardized on-road test conducted by a qualified driving examiner and an Occupational Therapist. Testing procedures identify driving errors associated with declining competence to drive. No penalties are given for errors characteristic of normal, healthy drivers.