55.7 million people in the U.S. are age 65 and older. Our population is aging which comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities.
Getting older comes with a series of changes that can impact driver safety and the safety of others on the road. The Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS) wants to ensure that the roads are still safe and that there are procedures in place to support older drivers.
State driver licensing agency employees are at the forefront of setting safety measures for all road users, including older drivers. You have the opportunity to influence change in drivers. From counter workers to state driver licensing agency administrators, you’re a primary information source for older drivers and family members of older drivers. This task carries great gravitas and is essential for keeping communities safe. State driver licensing agency employees not only screen older drivers for their ability to drive safely, but can also refer older drivers to services and supports to help them stay safe and active in their community.
ChORUS has worked with state driver licensing agency professionals to create several new resources and gather resources that will help you assist older drivers. We offer state policy examples, screenings, self-assessments, data, and more. Our resources are designed to help you, as state driver licensing agency administrators and people who work at the counter of a state driver licensing agency, with older drivers.