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
Seniors and Driving: A Guide — National (07/15/2021)Source: Association
With an aging population and more and more older adults choosing to drive longer, there are more older drivers than ever on the road. Use this Senior and Driving Guide to learn more information about driving when you age.
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
The ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool guides you through the steps of developing your transportation plan. Starting early allows you to map out your needs, identify and explore your options for alternate transportation modes in your area, and plan for continuing a full and active life whether you are driving or not. Be sure to talk with your doctor to understand how changes in your medical conditions and/or medications might impact driving. Also, family members, friends, and caregivers can help you think about how to best meet all your transportation needs.
Planifi cación del transporte para con ductores mayores — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Lo guía a través de los pasos para desarrollar su plan de transporte.
Aging Drivers and the Law — National (10/03/2019)Source: Association
The Elder Law Answers’ website provides information for senior drivers and links to each state’s laws regarding restrictions and accelerated renewal periods.
Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than Age — National (04/08/2015)Source: Association
Edmunds.com gives information on its website on how to determine a senior’s driving ability.
How to Understand and Influence an Older Driver — National (07/01/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA offers an e-booklet on how to understand and the influence of older drivers on its website.
Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving — National (03/01/2013)Source: Association
The Hartford website is a partner with AARP and gives tips on how family members can start conversations with older drivers regarding their health and ability to continue driving.
NHTSA's Older Driver and Road Safety Information — NationalSource: Association
We offer materials to help seniors and their families understand how aging can affect driving and how an existing vehicle can be adapted to ensure continued safe driving.
Know When to be Concerned — NationalSource: Association
AAA gives information on things family members and caretakers should look out for when determining if a senior is still driving safely.