Older Drivers

New Tip Sheet - 2021


Volunteer Opportunities – Co-Chairs Transportation Committee

July 29, 2022

Are you concerned about and want to see improved transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities, whether they get around on foot, in vehicles, or on public transit in urban, suburban, and rural Ottawa? Committee Co-chairs, with the support of a COA staff member, a team of talented volunteers, and community professionals, will […]

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2022 Provincial Election Guide

April 28, 2022

June 2 will be the day Ontarians go to the polls in the next provincial election.

Today, the COA is calling on candidates running in this election to take action on three priority issues during this campaign and beyond:
• Support strategic leadership with older adults to develop a comprehensive older adult strategy
• Ensure access to a continuum of care, in English and French, wherever older adults call home
• Create inclusive, age-friendly communities with access to affordable and accessible housing and transportation

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Car Insurance for Older Drivers

February 24, 2022

Information from the Insurance Bureau of Canada   There is no increased premium for anyone who is of an older age. Insurance companies usually only pull reports on an insured every 5 years but may pull the reports for a person of a certain age every year instead, as older adults might be more prone to […]

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New Co-Chair, Pedestrian Safety and Walkability Sub-Committee – Min Ku

October 25, 2021

Min grew up in Ottawa and recently returned after many years of living abroad. She has previously worked in mental health outreach for a non-profit organization in Japan and volunteered for their English language TELL Lifeline. Min believes strongly in the many physical, mental, social (and financial!) benefits of walking, and is excited to work […]

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New Stunt Driving Laws

August 23, 2021

Effective July 1st 2021, the Ministry of Transportation will be implementing several amendments to the Highway Traffic Act with respect to stunt driving and street racing in Ontario. Specifically, drivers charged with stunt driving will now face a 14-day motor vehicle impoundment (currently seven days). Further, drivers found to be speeding in excess of 40 km/h or […]

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Older Drivers – The Future is Now

July 7, 2021

The Future is Now is a series of short articles that intend to help drivers understand the new technologies available in cars, how these functionalities are intended to work, and how to safely use them.

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Monthly Driving Tip – Slow Down, Move Over for Pedestrians

March 17, 2021

Stop behind the yield line Make eye contact to ensure pedestrian sees you Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding Monthly driving tips are brought to you by the Older Driver Sub-committee.

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Be Winter Ready – for Drivers

February 16, 2021

A driving tip brought to you by the COA’s Older Driver Sub-committee Below are some tips from the toolkit and the Winter driving tips for Ontario drivers. Before you leave Check the weather forecast. If it looks bad, delay your trip if you can Visit Ontario511 to find out where plows are on provincial highways  Use Ontario […]

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Senior Drivers in a time of COVID -19

January 20, 2021

brought to you by the Older Drivers Sub-Committee There is an old adage that declares “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. This can apply to many learned skills including driving. In this period of COVID – 19 restrictions everyone is being asked to protect themselves and others by limiting contacts and activities. If […]

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Are You Truck Aware?

November 18, 2020

Are You Truck Aware? In the past few years, the road safety record of heavy trucks has improved in Ontario. Despite this fact, in 2017, one in five road fatalities were the result of a crash involving a large truck. 2017 data also reveals that 73% of the time large truck drivers were found to […]

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