While the data acquisition system is being installed in your car, you will complete paperwork and testing at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways. The install should take approximately 4 hours and the paperwork and testing will take approximately 2-3 hours. You will be provided a comfortable area, such as an office, for paperwork and testing. This initial paperwork and testing will include:

  • Proof of a valid Canadian driver's licence, proof of vehicle insurance, and proof of ownership (vehicle registration) or a letter from the owner.
  • The consent process, culminating with signing the consent form.
  • A series of tests that assess the following: vision, mental ability, physical ability, and several questionnaires.

The assessment component involves filling in forms, standard vision tests, standard computer–based tests, and a couple of physical tests. It is believed that there are no more than minimal risks involved with such activities. In addition, you will be asked to squeeze a grip strength tester and rapidly walk 10 feet and back and forth as fast as you can without running or falling. The risk with using the grip strength tester is brief hand soreness. The main risk with the Rapid Pace Walk is falling if you try to go too fast. Because the assessment process may take four hours, you may get tired, but you can also take a break when needed. Note that these tests are designed so that any driver would be able to complete them, and there is no passing or failing involved.

For More Information

If you are interested in learning more about participating in the CNDS, please contact by phone at (306) 964-1203.