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


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


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


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


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



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



The number of Americans age 65 or older increased tenfold in the last century and the elderly are living longer, in more comfort and in better health than ever before, researchers report. The study, “Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-... Read More


country road

You’ve grown concerned about your mother’s driving. She is now one of the 30 million senior drivers (according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), and you've become more watchful. First, there are these serious dents in her car... Read More


2016 Star Awards

Apply through August 30 for the 2016 STAR Award!   Hello.  This message is to remind you that the 2016 STAR Awards application will be open through August 30, 2016. If you haven’t already submitted a STAR Award application, I urge you to... Read More


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When it comes to driving safely, it’s your health, not your age that mattered most. For most people, the changes with age happen slowly over time and are not always obvious.  However, as a person ages, there are changes in your physical and/or... Read More