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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

12/09/2015

olderdriversafetyawarenessweek

As baby boomers enter the over 65 age bracket at an alarming rate (10,000 each day), the concern for older drivers’ safety and independence is greater now than at any time in our history. Adults 65 and older make up more than 16% of all licensed...