As Canada’s elderly continue to represent the fastest-growing population in Canada, there has been an increasing need for effective and efficient screening tools for senior drivers.
International: Cognitive Screening Tools for Predicting Unsafe Driving Behavior Among Senior Drivers — National (10/17/2014)Source: Association
Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population — National (06/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
This 3rd Edition of FHWA's popular resource for selecting proven crash countermeasures that protect older adults covers 51 treatment options, including their rationale for inclusion and a guide for selecting projects using the Handbook.
Effect of a Group Intervention to Promote Older Adults’ Adjustment to Driving Cessation on Community Mobility: A Randomized Controlled Trial — National (06/01/2014)Source: Association
The UQDRIVE program, a group education, and support program was developed to meet the needs associated with driving cessation for older adults. The current study investigated the effect of the program on community mobility.
Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and Mobile — Delaware (04/16/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This video explores how the Delaware Department of Transportation has successfully improved safety for all road users by focusing on the needs of older drivers. Many of the successful strategies highlighted could be replicated elsewhere.
Uniform Guidelines for State highway Safety Programs — National (04/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
In this guideline, there are recommendations regarding specific partner groups like old road users to implement a comprehensive highway safety program.
Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with Dementia — National (02/25/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This paper works as a guide for occupational therapists when addressing driving, mobility and dementia in seniors.
Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013) — National (01/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
Brief summaries of research on alcohol-involved driving, drug-involved driving, occupant protection (e.g., seat belts, and child safety seats), speed and other unsafe driving behaviors.
Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults Volunteer and Work Lives, Social Lives Okay in Short Term — National (09/17/2013)Source: Association
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.
Keeping Elderly Drivers Safe — National (01/05/2013)Source: Association
This report explores mobility and safety issues for older Americans and presents a set of recommendations for implementing a safer transportation system.
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.