Other driver evaluations
If you have a medical condition that is being treated, but you continue to experience mild physical or sensory (touch) impairments that may affect your ability to drive safely, Manitoba Public Insurance will request an in-vehicle evaluation (IVE) with a driving examiner. This evaluation will give us the opportunity to assess your physical ability to control a vehicle in a safe and guarded manner.
Some of the medical conditions or symptoms that might require an IVE include, but are not limited to:
- decreased movement of neck, spine, limb
- peripheral vascular disease
- slowed reflexes, reaction time
An IVE may also be required following a DAMP assessment to determine your ability to drive with vehicle modifications.
Evaluative road assessment
If your visual capabilities fail to meet the vision standards for safe driving, you may be eligible for an evaluative road assessment to determine if you're still able to drive safely. The ability to compensate for reduced vision varies from person to person. Compensation mechanisms include mirror use, scanning, shoulder checks and the use of specialized corrective lens.