Senior Driver Services

Senior Driver Evaluations

Overview

Driving is not just about getting from one place to another; often, it is about how we conduct our lives. Losing the ability to drive or choosing to limit where we drive can mean losing more than just transportation. It can mean losing our independence.

Barber’s Driving School’s friendly instructors are trained to build your confidence and assist you in retaining your driver’s license and your independence. You can feel relaxed because you will be in trusted hands from the minute you arrive.

Barber’s Driving School understands the need for seniors who are capable of driving safely to continue to do so as long as they do not cause harm to themselves or others. Approximately 80% of seniors taking our evaluation are able to continue driving years after everyone else, family, friends, and others have said they need to surrender their keys.

One of the reasons for the high percentage of senior drivers able to continue their driving is that Barber’s not only evaluates, but will also modify driver performance. For example, Barber’s instructors may change the driving routes currently being used to safer ones, or change the time of day traveled. Barber’s may eliminate the high risk backing task and replace with lower risk tasks. Barber’s instructors will provide modification or refresher training at the time of evaluation if desired on critical maneuvers like parking and lane changing. In some cases, the vehicle may need slight modification: panoramic rear view mirrors and outside convex mirrors are just two modifications which can compensate for the senior driver’s limited mobility.

Barber’s will provide a comprehensive evaluation of current driving skills and determine what is needed for the driver to continue driving safely. We can provide a refresher course to further sharpen the driver’s skills or vehicle modifications as necessary. Information may also be provided regarding driving retirement and alternative modes of transportation, if appropriate.

Seniors generally will drive many years longer and the adult children can have peace of mind that a trained evaluator has given a professional evaluation.

Doctors can rely on the evaluation when counseling with patients who have reached an advanced age or with a patient who is recovering from a physical injury or surgery. Our evaluation is comprehensive and addresses all seven of the critical areas in which drivers could be experiencing difficulties, Historical, Mental, Physical, Spiritual, Financial, Social and Future.

Who needs a Senior Driver Evaluation?

Who will see the written results of the Evaluation?

If I don’t pass my evaluation will I lose my Driver’s license?

Who administers the Evaluation?

Whose vehicle will be used for the Evaluation?

How often do I need to take the Evaluation?

When will the Evaluation be conducted?

Where will the Evaluation be given?

How much does the Evaluation Cost?

Step 1 Register Now

We accept Cash, Checks and Debit Cards and All Major Credit Cards.

Call Now

706-561-2509

Come By The School

2601 Cross Country Drive, Building B

Step 2 Select Your Evaluation Date and Time

We administer evaluations 5 days a week M-F from 9 am till 4 pm. All evaluations are given by appointment only. Call 706-561-2509 for available dates and times.


 

Senior Driver Refresher Courses

Overview

Senior drivers may wish to take a 2 hour refresher course prior to any evaluation. Others may desire to take a refresher course, if they have not driven in a while or just moved into a new area unfamiliar to them.

Senior Driver Refresher Course

Drivers may also desire to take a classroom Defensive Driving Course to become updated on new traffic laws as well as defensive driving techniques.

Senior 6 hour (DDC) Defensive Driving Course

Step 1 Register Now

We Accept Cash, Checks, Debit Cards, and All Major Credit Cards.

Call Now

706-561-2509

Come By The School

2601 Cross Country Drive, Building B

Step 2 Select Your Training Dates and Times

We conduct the private Behind-The-Wheel refresher courses 7 days a week from 9 am till 4 pm. All Behind-The-Wheel training is given by flexible schedule. Call 706-561-2509 for available dates and times.

We conduct the classroom refresher course by fixed schedule. Click link below!

Classroom Schedule


 

Senior Driver Training

Overview

You’re never too old to learn to drive, as long as you are mentally and physically healthy, and can pass all the tests, you may qualify for your driver’s license. We have taught many seniors 65 and older to safely drive for the first time. In many cases they were not the primary driver in their family, and maybe they recently lost their primary and now have a need to drive. Some seniors learning to drive for the first time previously lived in communities where public transportation was sufficient, but now find that the public transportation system is no longer adequate in their new community.

Step 1 Register Now

We Accept Cash, Checks, Debit Cards, and All Major Credit Cards.

Call Now

706-561-2509

Come By The School

2601 Cross Country Drive, Building B

Step 2 Select Your Training Dates and Times

We administer evaluations 7 days a week from 9 am till 4 pm. All evaluations are given by appointment only. Call 706-561-2509 for available dates and times.