Science Daily published a press release which states the researchers’ results regarding how seniors’ driving cessation affected their ability to work, volunteer and remain social.
Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults Volunteer and Work Lives, Social Lives Okay in Short Term — National (09/17/2013)Source: Association
How to Discuss Driver Safety Concerns with Older Adults — National (08/27/2013)Source: Association
Keiro Senior HealthCare gives tips on discussing driver safety concerns with older adults. Issues with flexibility, reflexes and strength can all negatively affect a senior’s ability to drive.
Alaska: Older Alaskan Safe Driving PSA — Alaska (08/14/2013)Source: State Department of Transportation
A public service announcement created by Alaska’s Highway Safety Office on older driver safety. Several keys factors in safe driving are mentioned such as good vision, reaction time, strength and flexibility.
Seniors Behind the Wheel: Few Kids Have the Talk — National (07/29/2013)Source: News
This USA Today article talks about the difficulties children of seniors face when discussing driving cessation.
How to Understand and Influence an Older Driver — National (07/01/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA offers an e-booklet on how to understand and the influence of older drivers on its website.
Driving with Parkinson’s Disease — National (06/20/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA’s video on driving with Parkinson’s disease discusses how the illness affects body movements and can cause body tremors which both could affect driving safely.
Driving with Diabetes — National (06/20/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
This video created by NHTSA shows how driving with diabetes can increasingly become more difficult and impossible to continue.
Driving with Alzheimer’s Disease — National (06/20/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA’s video on driving with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious forms of dementia shows how difficult it is to drive safely when a senior is affected by one of these illnesses.
Driving Rehabilitation Services — National (06/20/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA covers driving rehabilitation services in this video. Seniors can speak with a driving rehabilitation specialist to help determine if driving is still a safe option.
Driving After a Stroke — National (06/20/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
This NHTSA video shows how driving after a stroke can be difficult because of limited mobility issues, possible vision problems and slower thinking.