Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Resources 2022

ODSAW Older Driver Safety Awareness Week


ChORUS joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other partners in recognizing Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW) from December 5 - 9, 2022. In 2020, 55.7 million people, 17% of the United States population, were over the age of 65. In the same year, there were 6,549 people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes in the United States, accounting for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities. Although older drivers are less likely to drive aggressively or to speed, they are considered vulnerable road users. It is important for those who engage with older drivers to know age-related changes that may undermine an individual’s driving ability. In support of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, below are resources to help caregivers, family members, state driver licensing agencies, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others address safety among older drivers. 

Click below to access the resources, materials, and other information to support your efforts.

Beyond Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW)

Focusing on Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is a great start, but older driver safety initiatives should occur throughout the year to have the greatest impact on the safety of our older drivers and communities. Beyond ODSAW offers suggestions to continue the discussion and positive impact on older driver safety throughout the year. 

Beyond ODSAW

Beyond ODSAW

Add ChORUS to Your Site

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 appropriate.

ChORUS Logo; It reads Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety.

ChORUS serves as a centralized, user-friendly, and dynamic source of information pertaining to highway safety for aging drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Built as a comprehensive resource, it covers all three major components of highway safety: safe roadways, safe road users, and safe vehicles. (https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/

Social Media Messaging

Include these ready-to-post social media messages to highlight ChORUS resources in ongoing digital media campaigns.

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Older Drivers Social Messaging

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Medical Professionals Social Messaging

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Law Enforcement
Social Messaging

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State Driver Licensing Agencies Social Messaging

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Family Members and Caregivers
Social Messaging

Sample Press Releases

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

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General Audiences 
Sample Press Release

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Medical Professionals
Sample Press Release

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Law Enforcement
Sample Press Release

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State Driver Licensing
Sample Press Release


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.  

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Plan for the Road Ahead
Senior Driving Poster

Plan For The Road Ahead Poster with QR Code

The Effects of Aging on Driving Poster


Include the ChORUS handouts in the materials you provide for older drivers.

General Information – provides an introduction to the resources and information that ChORUS offers to improve traffic safety for older drivers. 

Patient Questionnaire – helps medical professionals gauge when they may need to have a conversation with patients about their driving.

Transportation Planning Tool – helps older drivers and their family members prepare for mobility as they age.

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General Information

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Patient Questionnaire

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Transportation Planning Tool

Lobby Slides

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

Click here to download all of the lobby slides

Lobby Slides. Text says Plan for the Road Ahead

Lobby Slide One

Lobby Slides Text Says: Safe Mobility is the key to keeping an active lifestyle.

Lobby Slide Two

Lobby Slide: Text says: Whether planning for a road trip or running a quick errand, make sure you are safe on the road

Lobby Slide Three

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Lobby Slide Four

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Lobby Slide Five


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

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Older Driver Infographic

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Rural vs. Urban Infographic

54 million people in the US are aged 65+ Infographic

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

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

Crashes Associated with Aging Infographic


ChORUS offers a wealth of resources that promote older driver safety. We have curated lists to provide the perfect starting point for exploring resources, materials, and tools specific to you.

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Family Members / Caregivers Resources

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Medical Professionals

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State Driver Licensing Agencies Resources


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Law Enforcement

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Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Resources

1 National Center for Statistics and Analysis. (2022, July). Older population: 2020 data (Traffic Safety Facts. Report No. DOT HS 813 341). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.