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Potential to Drive

What is a Potential to Drive Assessment?

An assessment for unlicensed individuals who are unsure of their potential success with driving.

A “Potential To Drive Evaluation” can be done by a Certified Driving Rehab Specialist to ensure that the potential driver is being assessed by someone with knowledge of the disability and experience working with those who may need extra time and care.

The therapist can assist in defining the client’s potential ability to drive before obtaining a learners permit. We can help the client and family understand what skills need to be developed before learning to drive. Driving To Independence can provide and connect resources for funding and supplementary education.

Requirements for a Potential to Drive Assessment:

Our goal for this appointment is to help you determine if and when it is appropriate for you to pursue driving. Prior to this assessment you will need the following:
  • A doctor's prescription stating “Drivers Evaluation and Training” will not be required for this initial evaluation; however a prescription indicating a doctor's support may be requested before we pursue any behind the wheel training.
  • A list of your current medications will be helpful in completing paperwork.
Payment or Authorization requirements

If you plan to have a third party pay for this assessment, authorization must be received in our office prior to scheduling the appointment. Third party payers often include Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living Rehab Services, Veterans Administration, Workman’s Compensation and Family Trusts and others. Please contact us with any questions regarding other options.

If you are paying privately for your assessment a deposit will be required to be in our office one week prior to the date of your assessment. This deposit ensures your attendance to the appointment held for you. If you are unable to keep the appointment we appreciate knowing as soon as possible so others can be scheduled. 

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