Older Americans Month Resources 2024

ChORUS joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other partners in recognizing Older Americans Month this May. The 2024 theme is "Powered by Connections," which recognizes the profound impact of meaningful relationships and social connection on health and well-being. Transportation is a way most people stay connected in their community, making it important to include traffic safety during Older Americans Month. 

It is also important for those who engage with older drivers to know about age-related changes that may affect an individual's driving ability. In support of Older Americans Month, below are resources to help caregivers, family members, state driver licensing agencies, law enforcement, medical professionals, and social and aging service providers address safety among older drivers. 

Select any sections below to access resources, materials, and other information to support your efforts for Older Americans Month.

Facts and Statistics

Explore the resources below for facts and statistics on older road user safety. 

NHTSA Data Visualization Tool

Traffic Safety Facts

Traffic Safety Facts


ChORUS OAM 2024 Talking Points

During Older Americans Month and throughout the year, you may have the opportunity to meet with older drivers, their family members/caregivers, and others in your community to engage in addressing traffic safety for older adults. Use these talking points to promote older road user safety in your community.

ChORUS Talking points 


The Older Driver Safety Infographic presents key data to highlight the importance of older driver safety.

Older Driver Infographic

Older Driver crashes are often associated with physical, visual, and/ or cognitive effects of aging.

Crashes Associated with Aging Infographic

Rural vs. Urban infographic screenshot

Rural vs. Urban Infographic

54 million people in the US are aged 65+ Infographic

55.7 million
people in the US are aged 65+ Infographic

Older Driver Safety: 3 out of 4 fatal crashes involving older drivers occurred in the day time.

3 out of 4 fatal crashes that
occurred in the daytime Infographic

Lobby Slides

Integrate one or more of the lobby slides into the information messaging systems that you use for those in your waiting areas.

Click here to download all of the lobby slides

Plan for the Road Ahead Slide

Safe Mobility Slide

Planning for Travel Slide

Plan for Road Safety Slide

Your Keys to Safety Slide

Transportation Planning Tool Slide


For areas with bulletin boards or where handouts can be displayed, consider using the ChORUS poster. The poster provides the URL and QR codes to connect individuals to valuable tools and resources about older driver safety.  


Empowering Connections with Older Driver Safety

Press Release

Use this sample press release in newsletters, publications, or community outreach to encourage participation in recognizing and promoting older driver safety.

Sample Press Release

Social Media Messaging

Social Media Messages You Can Use to Support Older Driver Safety 

Social Media Messaging