Primary 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.
What Is Your Role In Talking About Older Road User Safety — National (03/23/2021)Source: News
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.
Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool PDF — National (12/01/2020)Source: Association
The downloadable version of the Older Driver Transportation Planning tool
ChORUS Older Patient Questionnaire — National (10/23/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides sample questions that a clinician can ask their patients to determine if they are having difficulties driving.
Preguntas para pacientes que son conductores mayores — National (10/23/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Proporciona ejemplos de preguntas que un médico puede hacer a sus pacientes para determinar si tienen dificultades para conducir.
What to Expect When You Are Referred to a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist? — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides information on the role of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (DRS), how they perform evaluations, and what to do with evaluation results.
¿Qué esperar cuando se lo/la deriva a un especialista en rehabilitación de conductores? — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Proporciona información sobre el papel de los especialistas en rehabilitación de conductores, cómo realizan las evaluaciones y qué hacer con los resultados de las evaluaciones.
Senior Driving: Be Proactive and Understand Your Limitations — National (09/15/2020)Source: Association
David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, discusses seniors being proactive in their driving safety and understanding their limitations behind the wheel on this podcast.
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).