We’ve gathered multiple resources to engage the community while providing important information on older driver safety. As a law enforcement officer, it’s important to connect and build trust in your community. Older driver safety programs, training, and information sessions should be offered by law enforcement.
Finding partnerships and resources for older drivers in your community is key. This could include sharing a referral list of local resources that specialize in coaching and counseling older citizens on safe vehicle operation, or makes recommendations for other mobility options.
Law Enforcement agencies are also encouraged to support older drivers in their community by encouraging self-assessment and offering driver refresher courses.This can be done in partnership with the local DMV or other local driving counselors/training resources. Outreach to family members is another way to connect with older drivers in the community. This can be done by acting as a trusted authority in evaluating driving safety and sharing local statistics with the community, such as crashes.
- The Hosting a Community Event Guide provides tips and materials that you can tailor to meet your community outreach activities.
- The ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool helps individuals, their family members, and caregivers develop a plan for drivers to remain safe as they age. You may choose to have this tool available in the print format during events or to hand out to individuals and family members.
- A Rack card for Family Members is a handout that can be given to a family member or caregiver to explain their role in ensuring older road user safety.
- To learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in older drivers. You may want to share some of the Evergreen campaign materials.
- The Family/Caregivers Guide provides resources for family members to start conversations and know the signs of when to seek medical help.