ChORUS joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Administration for Community Living, and other partners in recognizing Older Americans Month in May, 2022. This year’s theme is Age My Way. The older population (65+), although a vulnerable road user, are among the safest drivers. The National Center of Statistical Analysis states that from 2019 to 2020 older drivers 65 and older involved in fatal crashes decreased by 9.8%; while all other age groups increased.1 However, the fatal-crash driver involvement risk for both male and female licensed older drivers increases at age 75, and the highest increase is in the 80 to 84 age group.2 Due to age-related vulnerabilities, older drivers are more likely to be injured or killed in motor vehicle crashes.3 As the number of older Americans continues to rise, it is important to make sure they have the resources they need to “age their way.”
Aging my way includes making adjustments along the way to stay healthy, safe, and active. As we age, it’s important to monitor changes in overall health as it relates to driving. We all experience these changes at a different rate. So, we must take proactive steps to balance safe mobility, remain independent, and stay active in our communities.
During Older Americans Month, we invite you to take advantage of the resources we offer that can be used now and throughout the year to augment your education and outreach efforts. These are ready to use or you can choose to customize them for your use.
Select any of the sections below to access resources, materials, and other information to support older Americans.
- How to Use These Resources to Strengthen Professional and Community Partnerships
Review this quick guide for ideas on activities and events using the ChORUS OAM resources that will increase older driver traffic safety within your community.
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- Help users easily connect to ChORUS and the wealth of resources on this website. Copy and paste the logo and website description to your website’s home page, resource page or other locations as is appropriate.