One of the fundamental duties of law enforcement officers is to safeguard our citizens. According to the CDC, in 2017, almost 7,700 older adults (aged 65+) were killed in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 257,000 were treated in emergency departments for motor vehicle crash injuries. This means that each day, approximately 20 older adults are killed, and an additional 700 are injured in motor vehicle crashes. Having the knowledge, tools, and resources to improve older driver safety can have a positive impact in our community.
ChORUS offers resources for you to provide quality assessments, trainings, identify drivers that might benefit from ChORUS information, community outreach planning, and information about state laws and other resources.
Law enforcement can play an integral part in collaborating with community organizations and government agencies by providing training, information programs and material, and self-assessment techniques for older drivers.
The ChORUS Law Enforcement Guide offers tools and resources for you to assess and assist older drivers in your community. Our Hosting a Community Event Guide offers suggestions to help you plan and put on events in your community to educate older drivers, their family members and caregivers, and others about steps that van be taken to improve road safety. Our ChORUS library has additional law enforcement older driver resources.