Letters: Slow response from OSMV

Senior driver is perplexed as to length of time to get driver's licence.

Alan Perry gave an outstanding presentation to the seniors’ group here recently (see the Sooke News Mirror, May 15 pg. 5). I was particularly interested in the DriveABLE program. On September 23, I first learned about it when I received a letter from the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles (OSMV) asking me to get a medical from my doctor, do the DriveABLE program and possibly take a driving test. I’m 82 and I didn’t think I’d have any trouble with that.

That was about eight months ago and I have yet to receive a letter from  the OSMV advising that I’m okay to drive. When Alan phoned me the next day to say that he checked and I had passed. I still haven’t heard anything from the OSMV. They advised me not to drive until I heard from them.

Barry Baldwin

Sooke