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



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



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


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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


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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



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


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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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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


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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


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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