A comprehensive guide of transportation options that help seniors get around their communities safely while maintaining their independence and freedom. Includes resources to find your own local transportation provider.
Transportation for seniors: Which services are best for you? — National (01/18/2023)Source: Association
Personal Transportation for Seniors — National (07/11/2022)Source: Association
SeniorLiving.org has successful strategies to help develop, plan, and create your personal transportation plan.
Is It Still Safe for Your Aging Parent to Drive? — National (11/09/2021)Source: Association
If you suspect your elderly parent isn't driving as well as they used to, there are actions you can take to help.
What Is Your Role In Talking About Older Road User Safety — National (03/23/2021)Source: News
Health care providers can be vital in helping older road users recognize when it might be time to change their driving habits, seek a driving assessment to identify adaptations to their car and driving, or planning for the future.
AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020 — National (12/17/2020)Source: Association
Under an agreement, NHTSA and AGS developed companion professional and public education products to increase the availability of safe driving resources for both clinicians and older drivers and their caregivers.
Professional Assessments Can Help Senior Drivers — National (09/11/2020)Source: Association
Learn more about driving skill evaluation includes an in-car evaluation of your driving abilities and a recommendation regarding any further specialized drivers' training.
The older Driver — National (05/01/2020)Source: Association
Many factors can diminish the driving performance of older adults. Age-related changes in reaction time and visual, cognitive, and/ or muscle disorders that become more common with age.
The Older Driver — National (04/02/2020)Source: Association
Merck Manual’s coverage of the older driver includes very informative details which include the Alzheimer’s Association’s warning signs of unsafe driving (hitting curbs, not keeping within lanes and returning late from a routine drive).
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers — National (03/16/2020)Source: Association
The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab surveyed drivers age 50 and older about vehicle safety technologies, car buying and driving behavior, and self-driving cars.
Why Doctors Don’t Like to Discuss Driving with Older Patients — National (09/13/2019)Source: University
“Some adults may prefer advice from a doctor, while others prefer straight talk from family, friends or peers.”