06/05/2017

road

The U.S. freeway system was born in the 1950s when cars were big and drivers young. At that time, many design standards were built around research on college-age drivers. But now the large block of post-World War II children, about 78 million born... Read More

04/19/2017

Desert highway with centerline rumblestrips

The Roadway Safety Foundation is thrilled to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 National Roadway Safety Awards! This biennial program is a joint effort by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration to recognize public... Read More

03/27/2017

baltimore police

In three short years, America will have 50 million citizens 65 years of age and older. Older adults today are mobility minded and electing to drive longer. Most self-assess their driving skills, however, some older drivers are not able to correctly... Read More

12/09/2016

road

Life moves fast. We are born, we go to school, learn to drive and join the workforce. Before you know it, we are starting our financial plan for retirement. However, too often, we do not consider that there may be a time when our mobility is... Read More

12/08/2016

car keys

For most aging parents or family members, the decision to stop driving is a difficult one. Giving up the keys raises daunting practical problems, such as getting to doctor appointments, running errands or just occasional outings with friends and... Read More

12/07/2016

older woman driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 34 million drivers are 65 and older. By 2030, Federal estimates show there will be about 57 million older drivers, which makes up about a quarter of all licensed drivers... Read More

12/06/2016

tire on the road

A study comparing the restraint use practices and injuries among children in crashes with grandparents versus parent drivers was conducted by researchers at the Children Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania. Data were... Read More

12/05/2016

twitter chat

On Monday, December 5 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM EST, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) will hold a Twitter Chat in honor of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. This awareness week created by AOTA is commemorated annually on the first... Read More

12/05/2016

older man on bus

Eventually most seniors reach a point where independently operating a vehicle is no longer a safe option. It is not unusual for seniors to resist this change, fearing the loss of independence. Public transportation across the country is not nearly... Read More

10/11/2016

road

New partnership aims to end traffic fatalities within the next 30 years   U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are... Read More

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