AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5–9, 2016, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016 — National (12/05/2016)Source: Association
Development of a curriculum and roadside screening tool for Law enforcement identification of medical impairment in aging drivers — National (12/03/2016)Source: Association
Additional information showing how the DOSCI tool was developed and tested as a roadside screening tool can be found at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Brain Training Tips for Smart Driving — District of Columbia (10/04/2016)Source: Association
A study funded by the National Institutes of Health recently found that adult drivers who had cognitive training for memory, reasoning or speed of processing had 50 percent fewer car crashes than those in the control group.
Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding Behavior — National (10/01/2016)Source: Association
Speeding increases crash risk and resulting injury severity. Older drivers are at increased risk of injury due to frailty, at increased risk of crashing due to slower reaction times compared to younger drivers.
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 1 — District of Columbia (10/01/2016)Source: US Department of Transportation
A Case Study of Guidelines and Processes in Seven U.S. States.
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event — National (09/19/2016)Source: Association
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event hosted by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Senior Health: Seniors Need to Consider When to Give Up Driving — National (09/10/2016)Source: News
Do you worry about your driving? Is your family “pestering” you about your driving? Broaching the subject of driving with an older person is usually a difficult task. In our society, driving is associated with independence and freedom.
Tech May Help Steer Older Drivers Down a Safer Road — National (09/06/2016)Source: News
Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent.
Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for Seniors — National (08/29/2016)Source: Association
Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving.
Steering to Safety — National (08/28/2016)Source: Association
Home Instead Senior Care recently launched an online program that provides tips to make the conversation with an older adult about their driving ability a little easier.