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Welcome to CENTRAL COAST DRIVERS’ SAFETY EVALUATION (CCDSE) program.

We realize that Independence is Key to quality of life; this includes independence in driving. Our basic philosophy is to help clients maintain independence in driving, as long as they are safe to do so.

CCDSE’s program carefully assesses mature drivers, as well as potentially at risk drivers, taking the guesswork out of whether they are capable of driving safely. In addition to assessing drivers’ safety, David Jeffrey, a licensed occupational therapist, will also develop a plan to help those clients who are capable return to safe driving. CCDSE Works in partnership with physicians, nurses, health care providers, and concerned family members to determine whether a return to safe driving is possible.

This unique approach provides a realistic, practical and objective assessment of a client’s present driving skills. It also assesses future potential for return-to-driving and provides recommendations and possible intervention strategies to help clients regain safe driving skills.

Who can benefit from this program?

All drivers wanting an accurate evaluation of their driving skills, including:

  • senior drivers
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Head Injury
  • Seizure
  • Stroke
  • Visual impairment
  • any diagnosis or aging process that has impaired one’s cognitive, motor skills, visual/perceptual, or functional ability to drive

What does the evaluation include?

Our objective is to reduce potential stress associated with taking a driving evaluation at an unfamiliar location. So WE COME TO YOU. We provide clinical testing in the comfort of your own home. The clinical evaluation can be performed on your own kitchen table. The driving portion of the evaluation will include your neighborhood streets and roads that you are familiar with.

Two types of evaluations are offered: Clinical Evaluation only, and the Clinical / Behind-the-wheel Evaluation:

CLINICAL EVALUATIONS measure vision, perception, cognition, reaction-time, motor planning, safety judgement, coordination, and full upper and lower extremity active range of motion and strength.

BEHIND-THE-WHEEL TESTING is conducted in a dual-controlled vehicle, in appropriate neighborhood streets, local roads and freeway settings.

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