Driving Alternative Solution For Aging Parents Who Can’t and Shouldn’t Drive
April 18, 2017, Calgary Alta. – As people age, the ability to drive a vehicle safely diminishes. According to Statistics Canada, older people have a higher accident rate per kilometer driven than any other age group. Driving isn’t always an option for the aging population.
Statistic Canada also suggests that inadequate access to transportation or difficulty getting around may be a barrier for seniors. Especially true for seniors, people need to get out and lead an active life and participate in social activities within their communities. This can be done through volunteering, attending social functions as well as being an active part of family activities.
These activities promote good health and successful aging. In addition to social activities, seniors rely on their vehicle for medical appointments and shopping necessities.
There comes a time when elderly parents should not drive for safety concerns. Having this conversation with aging parents is difficult though, as most feel their driver’s license is a sign of their independence. However, when we recognize the signs that elderly parents are unsafe driving, there are alternative means of transportation.
Ginger Greenwood, General Manager for The Driving Alternative Inc. with Ride Please™ and Keys Please® says, “We have a growing client base who want to insure their parents are taken care of in a proper professional safe manner.” The Driving Alternative Inc. has been serving Calgary and area for 20 years. Greenwood says, “We have an outstanding reputation of we care coupled with kind and courteous drivers.”
Feedback from The Driving Alternative Inc. has been positive with one customer saying, “There’s a sense of relief when we know that our parents have a ride to their appointments or social outings with a caring driver.”
The Driving Alternative Inc. has three options for people who are looking for reliable public transportation service.
1. Ride Please™ The taxi alternative assisted services providing Calgarians and outlying areas a safe and affordable transportation option. Door to door service designed to meet individual needs and/or requirements. Any walkers or fold-up wheelchairs will be secured in the driver’s vehicle.
2. Ride Please™ The taxi alternative assisted services providing transportation for children going/or returning from school, daycare or whatever the requirement is. Door to door service designed to meet individual needs and/or requirements.
3. Keys Please® Medical procedures or appointments are stressful enough. You drive yourself to the medical procedure and if you are unable to drive after Keys Please will drive you in the comfort of your own vehicle to your desired location.
“Safety is our major priority”
Media inquiries, please contact:
Ginger Greenwood, General Manager, The Driving Alternative Inc.
Office – 403-243-3358
Cell – 403-560-3930
About Keys Please®
In 2015 Keys Please® supplied service to approximately 90,000 people in Calgary. With a large number of customer requests to extend services into Airdrie, Okotoks and Chestermere, Keys Please® is excited to announce that effective February 19, 2016 Keys Please® provides designated driving services for those cities. For more information visit www.keysplease.net.
About Ride Please™
Ride Please™ drivers carry the required insurance, correct class of driver’s license, required vehicle inspection and have completed the required criminal checks. Ride Please™ abides by the city bylaws. Ride Please™ prices are comparable to the taxi service, however we do not have surge pricing. Ride Please™ brings together technology, professionalism, transparency and a local focus to the Vehicle for Hire Industry. For more information visit www.rideplease.net.