For the purpose of this fact sheet, the term "older" in relation to population, drivers, occupants, and nonoccupants- refers to people 65 and older.
Traffic Safety Facts Older Population - 2020 — National (07/12/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS- Distracted Driving 2020 — National (06/08/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration works to reduce the occurrence of distracted driving and raise awareness of its danger. This fact sheet helps bring awareness for distracted driving.
Research on older Adults' Mobility: 2021 Meeting Summary Report — National (06/01/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
A meeting to spotlight research on older adults' mobility was held virtually due to COVID in Jan 2021. Under NHTSA sponsorship this meeting provided a multi-disciplinary forum oriented towards interested parties sharing research.
Law Enforcement: Your Role in Older Driver Safety — National (05/26/2022)Source: Association
In this webinar, attendees learned about how to engage older drivers in a thoughtful manner, how to do roadside screening, and where to refer older drivers for more resources to keep them, and our roadways safe.
Visual Scanning Training For Older Drivers — National (05/01/2022)Source: US Department of Transportation
This study examined the effectiveness of an occupational therapist's visual scanning training program as an intervention to improve the visual scanning performance of healthy older drivers.
Driver’s License Renewal Laws for Older Drivers — National (04/20/2022)Source: Association
Driver's license renewal time including seniors will be viewed as an individual, not as part of a group. this is the time to ask yourself the tough question: Should I continue the drive?
Georgia Traffic Safety Facts: Traffic Safety During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency — Georgia (02/01/2022)Source: Association
The purpose of this issue brief is to explore roadway travel and changes in drivers' behavior in Georgia during the first two years of the COVID-19 public health emergency response.
Guidelines for Older Driver Safety for State & Local Roadways | Raging Aging Symposium — National (01/10/2022)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The Georgia Department of Public Health's 55+ Driver Safety Program hosted a series of presentations focused on aging road users. Here is the presentation recording of "Guidelines for Older Driver Safety for State & Local Roadways"
Research Update: Driver Rehabilitation Utilization, Factors Influencing Participation in Driver Training, and Driving Interventions — National (12/01/2021)Source: Association
AOTA Members can sign in and read Research Update: Driver Rehabilitation Utilization, Factors Influencing Participation in Driver Training, and Driving Interventions
Older Driver Performance across Six Naturalistic Studies — National (11/01/2021)Source: US Department of Transportation
This study aggregated and analyzed naturalistic data from six NHTSA- sponsored studies to determine the extent older drivers scores on clinical measures were associated with ability to control their vehicles, including traffic controls