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.
Georgia Traffic Safety Facts: Traffic Safety During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency — Georgia (02/01/2022)Source: Association
NDOT Provides Safety Advice for Motorist Travel During Winter Weather Conditions — Nevada (12/14/2021)Source: News
With winter weather in Northern Nevada, NDOT reminds drivers to travel safely when driving in inclement conditions. Wearing a seat belt and focusing on the road is important when driving during all types of weather.
For Seniors Driving Same 'Ol" Vehicles Raises The Risks of a Deadly Crash — National (12/13/2021)Source: Association
“Retirement vehicles”— older, smaller, outdated cars that lack crucial safety features that can help prevent or mitigate crashes, are common among older drivers 70 and over.
5 Best Small SUVs for Seniors — National (12/10/2021)Source: Association
Finding the best car for seniors includes considering a number of different features from accessibility and ease of use to the overall comfort in their vehicle.
County Awarded Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Program — California (11/26/2021)Source: News
The County Health & Human Services Agency, Department of Homeless Solutions, and Equitable Communities has received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians.
Grant Awarded to Help Highway Safety Initiatives Across N.C — North Carolina (11/03/2021)Source: News
More than $18 million in grants is being awarded to support state and local transportation safety initiatives, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced.
S.A.L.T Forum Aims to Connect Senior Citizens with Law Enforcement — Iowa (10/26/2021)Source: News
Forum where older adults can talk with Law Enforcement within their community
Older Adult Population and Neighborhood Walkability by Metropolitan Area Size and Degree of Urban Sprawl — National (09/29/2021)Source: Association
The results of the modeling procedure suggest a positive association between the population of older adults in 2015–2019 and neighborhood walkability.
Older Adults and Perceptions in Self-Driving, Ride-Hailing Services — National (07/26/2021)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This research is of interest to older adults, their families, and those who provide health and social services because older adults outlive their decision to stop driving by about 10 years.
Still Driving? Innovative Program Assesses Senior Drivers — National (09/15/2020)Source: News
Boston Magazine details DriveWise, an innovative program that assesses senior drivers.