My husband had to go through an evaluation for driving skills. He figured it would be easy peasy as he has driven one sort of thing or another since he was a kid.
They went over doing tasks and he is not able to correctly complete a 3 step task.
They tested his reaction times with a fake gas pedal and a brake. His reaction times were just under the low passing.
His peripheral reactions were markedly slow on the right side but pretty good, he passed that.
The recommendations will be for him to be able to drive very locally in our rural area, only during daytime hours.
He was okay with that as he rarely drives now anyway.
Yesterday my MIL went to court for her Guardianship hearing. She is 87 with moderate dementia and she insists on driving but we have her vehicle at the farm.
She will be scheduled by her Guardian to have a Driver's Evaluation. She is very unhappy with that decision and told me she can drive just fine.
Sadly, I don't believe she can even make the walk out to where her car would be in her parking lot!
So it should be interesting to see what her test will be like compared to my husband's test.
The driving eval took about 90 minutes. They test thinking skills, reaction times, and a short visual screening.
I strongly encourage anyone who thinks someone should not drive to have one of these tests if you can convince them to!