At Independent Drivers LLC, our evaluations are conducted in two parts that typically take 2-3 hours total time. This in-depth evaluation gives the driving specialist a thorough assessment of all aspects of your driving ability. A summary of performance is provided immediately following the evaluation.
The first portion of the evaluation is completed in an interview setting and involves participating in visual and cognitive evaluations in a question and answer format. A brief physical examination of muscle strength and flexibility along with a neurological screening is also completed.
The second portion of the evaluation is an on-the-road assessment. This portion of the assessment is completed in an Independent Drivers LLC vehicle for safety purposes (time is provided to familiarize yourself with the vehicle). Based on the clinical testing, any adaptive equipment necessary will be put on the assessment vehicle in order to complete the functional on-the-road testing and any subsequent training (if needed). Recommendations for additional AE training will be based on performance during testing. The assessment is conducted in a variety of traffic settings including parking lots, two-lane roads and four-lane roads.
This in-depth evaluation gives the driving specialist a thorough assessment of all aspects of your driving ability. A summary of the driving evaluation is given to you immediately following the evaluation. If we provide safety recommendations, we are available to assist with carrying out those recommendations. We will also send a copy of the evaluation to your referring physician if requested.