The National Safety Council created a .pdf of information for family members and loved ones of seniors regarding their driving ability.
Time to Hand Over the Keys? — National (12/31/2012)Source: Association
Standardized Road Test Results Differ from Older Adults’ Natural Driving — National (12/05/2012)Source: News
Studies have shown that our driving abilities decline with age, and for those with cognitive issues such as dementia, it can be even worse.
When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys? — National (11/18/2012)Source: Association
Kiplinger gives information on how to approach a senior family member regarding their driving ability and safety behind the wheel.
Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter? — National (10/30/2012)Source: Association
To relate the standardized road test to video recordings of naturalistic driving in older adults with a range of cognitive impairment.
When Should Seniors Hang Up the Car Keys? — National (10/08/2012)Source: News
NPR reported that “officials are bracing for a surge in senior drivers.” With statistics showing an accident increase after 65 and the likelihood of fatal accidents after 75, according to NPR.com.
Reasons Why Teenagers and Older People Are the Riskiest Drivers — National (10/01/2012)Source: Association
Consumer Reports published an article on how teenagers and older people are the riskiest drivers on the road and also includes statistics on the crash rates for each age group.
Older Pedestrians at Risk – And How States Can Make it Safer and Easier for Older Residents to Walk — National (08/01/2012)Source: Association
New York, New York and Connecticut give statistics on Tri-State Pedestrian Fatalities from 2008-2010 and give information on the most dangerous places and counties for older pedestrians to walk.
Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own Hands — New York (07/25/2012)Source: News
This video is of some East Brooklyn seniors who are fighting to keep their streets safe.
Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer? — National (02/13/2012)Source: Association
This post reports that University of Massachusetts psychological scientist, Alexander Pollatsek found in his research of older drivers that many of their mistakes behind the wheel come from old driving habits.
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older Drivers — National (02/02/2012)Source: Association
Older drivers are primarily overinvolved in crashes at intersections, and failure to attend to regions that contain relevant information about potential hazards is a major contributor to this problem.