Drivers review skills with 55 Alive

Even if you’ve never been involved in a collision, it may be time to review your driving skills.

The Canada Safety Council (CSC) first developed the popular 55 Alive Mature Driving Program in 1982 to help older Canadians maintain their driving privileges and independence.

And, contrary to the course name, there is no age limit.

Cost is $25 to $50
The course consists of six hours of classroom instruction by certified instructors over the two days. Each class is participation-based and covers:

  • Vision and hearing changes
  • Normal defensive driving
  • Hazardous driving situations
  • Rules of the road
  • Road signage
  • Vehicle options
  • The effects of alcohol and medication on driving.

The cost varies from $25 to $50, depending on the local sponsoring organization.

You can repeat the course as many times as you wish. Graduates receive a certificate plus a bonus-some insurance companies offer a premium discount on completion.

For more information about a 55 Alive course near you, contact your provincial safety council, call the CSC at 613-739-1535 (ext. 230) or go to Mature Driversn the Council’s website.