In order to drive safely, we often need to be able to think clearly and react quickly. If our cognitive processes become impaired (by medications or medical conditions), our ability to drive safely can be significantly affected and can have devastating consequences.
Our clinic has certified technicians available to administer the DriveABLE Cognitive Assessment Tool (DCAT) to help us to assess your risk on the road.
What is DCAT?
The DCAT tablet-based assessment looks at cognitive abilities needed for safe driving. Backed by 30 years of research, this tool predicts real-world driving behavior providing a fair, objective and unbiased evaluation of the safety of you or your loved one on the road.
DCAT was created specifically for drivers with medical conditions affecting their cognitive abilities. If your physical or mental ability has changed or you are taking medication(s) that affect cognition, you should consider taking the DCAT.
Watch the videos to understand the different tasks in DCAT:
This assessment can also help keep you from being falsely identified as unsafe to drive.
To schedule an assessment here in our office, please call 253-851-0007.