11/21/2017

Older adult driver adjusts rearview mirror

Some of the changes drivers experience as they get older can affect their ability to drive safely. Changes and the decline in eyesight, physical fitness, and reflexes are evitable, however, the capacity to keep physically and mentally fit may... Read More

10/03/2017

Older driver uses modified steering wheel for easier vehicle control

It is essential at any age, but particularly important for older adults, to operate a motor vehicle that is right for them and fits their needs. As drivers get 65 years and older, they become more susceptible to injuries or death when involved in a... Read More

09/13/2017

olderwomancarkeys

When older drivers self-regulate, they modify or adjust their driving pattern by driving less or intentionally avoiding challenging situations in response to declining abilities. Self-regulation is one way to help older drivers maintain independence... Read More

08/11/2017

health

For older adults who grew up with the automobile, continuing to drive is vital to their independence. However, medical conditions and age related changes may impact their safety and comfort to drive. Occupational therapists, especially those with... Read More

07/05/2017

medical

Health providers routinely care for patients whose ability to operate a motor vehicle is compromised by a physical or cognitive condition. To ensure the safety of all who share the roads, health professionals and caregivers are called upon to... Read More

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

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