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Driving Evaluation 

The Adaptive Driving Program’s two-part evaluation process typically lasts about three hours and consists of a clinical pre-driving evaluation and a behind-the-wheel evaluation.  A driver’s license or instruction permit will be required in order to drive on public streets; however, it is not required for a parking lot only assessment. 

Clinical Pre-Driving Evaluation 

  • Current physical, visual and cognitive status as they relate to driving
  • Current status of driver’s license
  • Driving history
  • General information         
  • Medical history 

Behind-the-Wheel Evaluation

  • Performing a series of maneuvers in either a parking lot or simple residential area
  • Identifying appropriate adaptive equipment
  • At the conclusion, the patient will be given feedback as to his/her potential for driving and recommendations for additional behind-the-wheel training if indicated

 After Evaluation

Once the evaluation is complete, one of three recommendations is made:

  1. Patient may resume driving after completing any testing required by the Department of Public Safety for drivers with certain medical conditions. (Patient should not drive until successfully completing the DPS testing.)
  2. Return for follow-up training as recommended, and then complete the required Department of Public Safety testing before driving. Testing at the DPS is often part of the plan for those returning for training.
  3. Driving is not recommended, and the patient should refrain from driving.