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Answers to Common Questions
Here is a list of common questions that people ask and their answers. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please fill in the question form and send your question to Larry.
Q: I’ve just had a serious accident. Is my license invalid?
A: Any time your physical, cognitive or perceptual abilities change, you need to be careful about driving. Consult your doctor about whether it is safe for you to drive or not. You need to do your due diligence to make sure that you and those around you are safe when you are behind the wheel. If you develop a disability that makes you unsafe to drive, you will not necessarily have your license revoked unless your doctor knows that you are unsafe and are determined to drive regardless. It is up to you to be safe on the road. Remember that your license was given to you as an able-bodied driver.
The worst case if you decide to drive anyway would be that you get into an accident and the insurance company invalidates your insurance and sues you for the full amount of the accident because you were driving illegally.
Q: I have had a left foot gas pedal installed in my vehicle can my wife still drive the vehicle normally?
A: Yes she can, as the left foot gas pedal has a quick release mechanism and can be taken out and reinstalled easily.
Q: Is there funding available for assessments, equipment and adaptations to vehicles and on road training?
A: Yes there is. Funding can come from a number of sources; ICBC, WorkSafeBC, insurance companies, Veterans Affairs, etc. For more information on these and other funding sources, eligibility, etc. talk to the Driver Rehab Specialist.