Clinical Driving Evaluations
Athens Regional Rehabilitation's Clinical Driving Evaluations provide you with information about pre-driving skills and possible areas of safety concern. We communicate with the driving program team: your doctor, clinical staff, on-the-road staff and you.
The driving evaluation program is designed for experienced drivers who've had a change in health and need to determine if they can safely return to driving. Health changes may include:
- Brain injury
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Vision loss
- Orthopedic injuries
- Overall age-related changes in physical and/or cognitive status.
If you have concerns about driving safely or notice signs in a loved one, consider a clinical driving assessment.
Clinical Driving Assessment
A driving evaluation consists of a clinical assessment of pre-driving skills that include:
- Brake reaction time
- Visual acuity
- Visual perceptual skills
Once the clinical assessment is successfully completed, an behind-the-wheel assessment of driving skills is recommended. Regional Rehabilitation has arranged for an Occupational Therapist, who is a Certified Driver Trainer, to provide this service in Athens. We also offer a list of facilities that provide this service in the surrounding area.
Drivers who do not pass the clinical assessment may be given a home program or treatment to improve skills.