You and Your Heart: What You Control – National (02/12/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/you-and-your-heart-what-you-control

Source: Association

A few key decisions can give your heart that extra attention and lower your odds of a heart attack or stroke. 


Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms – National (02/12/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/heart-attack-and-stroke-symptoms

Source: Association

Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack or stroke symptoms. 


Age and Driving – National (01/01/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/age-and-driving

Source: Association

It’s normal for driving abilities to change as we get older. But if you spot the warning signs of unsafe driving, these tips can help you adjust to your senior years without the keys.


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AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020 – National (12/17/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/ags-nhtsa-safe-driving-summary-2020

Source: Association

Under an agreement, NHTSA and AGS developed companion professional and public education products to increase the availability of safe driving resources for both clinicians and older drivers and their caregivers.


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Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool PDF – National (12/01/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-transportation-planning-tool-pdf

Source: Association

The downloadable version of the Older Driver Transportation Planning tool 


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Law Enforcement Visor Card – National (11/24/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/law-enforcement-visor-card

Source: Association

DOSCI is a short questionnaire for officers to screen for cognitive impairments. 


Colorado’s City Arvada on Older Drivers – Colorado (09/18/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/colorado%E2%80%99s-city-arvada-older-drivers

Source: Association

Colorado’s city Arvada has information on its website regarding older drivers and issues that affect them such as transportation and mobility, disabilities, low vision and aging and Alzheimer disease and related dementia.


Conversations About Driving - Plan Ahead – National (09/18/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/conversations-about-driving-plan-ahead

Source: Association

AAA gives tips on how to plan for a discussion with a senior family member about quitting driving. 


Taking Changes in Stride – National (09/16/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/taking-changes-stride

Source: Association

This link is to a 28-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative.


Tennessee: Senior Safety Program – Tennessee (09/16/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tennessee-senior-safety-program

Source: Association

Tennessee’s Traffic Safety website offers information for senior drivers and links to senior driver public transportation throughout the state.


Texas: Capital MetroBlog – Texas (09/16/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/texas-capital-metroblog

Source: Association

Captial MetroBlog is published by the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority in Austin, Texas.


Texas: Denton County's Transit Blog Hop on Board – Texas (09/16/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/texas-denton-countys-transit-blog-hop-board

Source: Association

A transit blog for Denton County, North Texas transportation.


Senior Driving: Be Proactive and Understand Your Limitations – National (09/15/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-driving-be-proactive-and-understand-your-limitations

Source: Association

David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, discusses seniors being proactive in their driving safety and understanding their limitations behind the wheel on this podcast.


Senior Pedestrian Safety – Washington (09/15/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-pedestrian-safety

Source: Association

The Pinehurst Seattle website lists several tips for senior pedestrians. 


Seniors and Driving: When Having “The Talk” Isn’t Enough – National (09/15/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/seniors-and-driving-when-having-%E2%80%9C-talk%E2%80%9D-isn%E2%80%99t-enough

Source: Association

Editor Julie Davis tells the story of her father passing after driving off the road and rolling over in his car.


Some Medications and Driving Don’t Mix – National (09/15/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/some-medications-and-driving-don%E2%80%99t-mix

Source: Association

The FDA reports on its website that medications and their side effects could be harmful while driving. 


South Dakota: Helpful Facts for Aging Drivers – South Dakota (09/15/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/south-dakota-helpful-facts-aging-drivers

Source: Association

Helpful resource from SD Dept. of Public Safety regarding older driver licensing, self-assessments, mobility options, and more. 


Rides In Sight – National (09/14/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/rides-sight

Source: Association

Rides in Sight provides a national database to search for transportation options available to seniors anywhere in the U.S.


Roadwise Rx – National (09/14/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/roadwise-rx

Source: Association

The AAA Foundation's Roadwise Rx is a powerful tool for quickly checking the side effects and/or interactions of one or multiple prescription or OTC drugs.


Safe and Mobile Seniors – Florida (09/14/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/safe-and-mobile-seniors-0

Source: Association

The Safe and Mobile Seniors is Florida's comprehensive website for aging residents on how to continue mobility whether it's driving or transitioning to other forms of transportation.


Safety Solutions for Older Drivers – National (09/14/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/safety-solutions-older-drivers

Source: Association

This video by the Roadway Safety Foundation provides best practices for improving community safety through better road design, and offers case studies from Florida and Delaware, as well as interviews with leading traffic safety experts.


Professional Assessments Can Help Senior Drivers – National (09/11/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/professional-assessments-can-help-senior-drivers

Source: Association

Learn more about driving skill evaluation includes an in-car evaluation of your driving abilities and a recommendation regarding any further specialized drivers' training.


Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults – National (08/25/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/epilepsy-and-seizures-older-adults

Source: Association

With the aging of the population, we can expect to see greater numbers of people with epilepsy.


Self-perceptions and Current Practices of High-risk Older Drivers: Implications for Driver Safety Interventions – North Carolina (07/01/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/self-perceptions-and-current-practices-high-risk-older-drivers-implications-driver-safety

Source: Association

Comfort Keepers Senior Care Durham & Chapel Hill discusses safe driving for seniors in their video.


CarFit – District of Columbia (05/27/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/carfit

Source: Association

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.


The older Driver – National (05/01/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-0

Source: Association

Many factors can diminish the driving performance of older adults. Age-related changes in reaction time and visual, cognitive, and/ or muscle disorders that become more common with age.  


The Older Driver – National (04/02/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver

Source: Association

Merck Manual’s coverage of the older driver includes very informative details which include the Alzheimer’s Association’s warning signs of unsafe driving (hitting curbs, not keeping within lanes and returning late from a routine drive).


Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers – National (03/16/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/vehicle-technology-preferences-among-mature-drivers-0

Source: Association

The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab surveyed drivers age 50 and older about vehicle safety technologies, car buying and driving behavior, and self-driving cars.


Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety – National (01/13/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/injury-prevention-control-motor-vehicle-safety

Source: Association

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on problems, risks, preventions and resources that senior drivers have while on the road.


Maryland: The Senior Connection of Montgomery County – Maryland (01/01/2020)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/maryland-senior-connection-montgomery-county

Source: Association

This non-profit organization in Montgomery County, Maryland provides free rides to seniors and persons with disabilities, with service provided by hundreds of volunteers.


Clinician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th Edition – National (12/31/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/clinicians-guide-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers-4th-edition

Source: Association

The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers is published by the American Geriatrics Society for healthcare providers. 


Helping Florida's Aging Drivers Stay Safe and Mobile – Florida (11/25/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/helping-floridas-aging-drivers-stay-safe-and-mobile

Source: Association

Florida video on types of situations law enforcement may encounter with older drivers, what to do, and how to make a referral. 


Aging Drivers and the Law – National (10/03/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/aging-drivers-and-law

Source: Association

The Elder Law Answers’ website provides information for senior drivers and links to each state’s laws regarding restrictions and accelerated renewal periods.


Gap Exists Between Seniors’ Opinion of Driving Ability and Performance – National (05/29/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/gap-exists-between-seniors%E2%80%99-opinion-driving-ability-and-performance

Source: Association

The majority of older adults rate themselves as excellent drivers though one in four had a wreck in the previous five years.


Arkansas: Senior Drivers – Arkansas (03/06/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/arkansas-senior-drivers

Source: Association

DMV.com details the license renewal process for senior drivers in the state of Arkansas.


Indiana: Older Driver Information – Indiana (03/06/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/indiana-older-driver-information

Source: Association

DMV.com covers senior drivers in Indiana by stating that drivers up to age 75 are required to renew their license every 4 years. Drivers ages 75 to 85 can renew their license for a period of 3 years.


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Ohio’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Safety for Aging Citizens – Ohio (03/01/2018)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/ohio%E2%80%99s-multidisciplinary-approach-improving-safety-aging-citizens

Source: Association

This article from the ITE Journal discusses how the Ohio Department of Transportation has collaborated with occupational therapists to develop a comprehensive approach to older driver safety.


Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older Americans – National (03/01/2018)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/preserving-mobility-and-safety-older-americans

Source: Association

This report from TRIP, and details a number of strategies for designing safer roads for seniors. 


Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence – National (01/22/2018)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/you-give-keys-create-roadmap-transportation-independence

Source: Association

This booklet provides action steps and resources for those making the decision about whether to continue driving.


Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 4-8, 2017 – National (12/08/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-safety-awareness-week-dec-4-8-2017

Source: Association

 AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 4–8, 2017, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community


Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns – Minnesota (12/01/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/addressing-citizen-requests-traffic-safety-concerns

Source: Association

This guidebook, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, provides guidance to local agency staff on responding to concerns expressed by members of the public regarding community traffic safety.


Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior Mobility – National (11/03/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/taxonomy-and-terms-stakeholders-senior-mobility

Source: Association

 The document will help those who encounter older adults with limited mobility, and will help them with communicating potential solutions to preserve and extend safe, independent transportation options for older persons.


IACP Alzheimer's Initiative Program Webinar: 3 Stages of Alzheimer's – National (03/30/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/iacp-alzheimers-initiative-program-webinar-3-stages-alzheimers

Source: Association

IACP video on the 3 stages of Alzheimer’s Disease that Law Enforcement might observe during a traffic stop. 


U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017 – National (03/27/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/us-census-bureau-facts-features-older-americans-month-may-2017

Source: Association

After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month.


Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016 – National (12/05/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-safety-awareness-week-dec-5%E2%80%939-2016

Source: Association

AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5–9, 2016, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community. 


Development of a curriculum and roadside screening tool for Law enforcement identification of medical impairment in aging drivers – National (12/03/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/development-curriculum-and-roadside-screening-tool-law-enforcement-identification-medical

Source: Association

Additional information showing how the DOSCI tool was developed and tested as a roadside screening tool can be found at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. 


Brain Training Tips for Smart Driving – District of Columbia (10/04/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/brain-training-tips-smart-driving

Source: Association

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health recently found that adult drivers who had cognitive training for memory, reasoning or speed of processing had 50 percent fewer car crashes than those in the control group.


Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding Behavior – National (10/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/exploration-older-drivers%E2%80%99-speeding-behavior

Source: Association

Speeding increases crash risk and resulting injury severity. Older drivers are at increased risk of injury due to frailty, at increased risk of crashing due to slower reaction times compared to younger drivers.


Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event – National (09/19/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tennessee-senior-driver-safety-summit-and-carfit-training-event

Source: Association

Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event hosted by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.


Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for Seniors – National (08/29/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tips-ensure-safe-driving-seniors

Source: Association

Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving.


Steering to Safety – National (08/28/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/steering-safety

Source: Association

Home Instead Senior Care recently launched an online program that provides tips to make the conversation with an older adult about their driving ability a little easier.


Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk – National (08/12/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-drivers-taking-opioid-painkillers-have-higher-crash-risk

Source: Association

Senior drivers who’d been using opioid painkillers regularly for several months also had higher odds of getting into accidents, study shows. 


Importance Of Driving Safety – National (07/11/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/importance-driving-safety

Source: Association

U.S. News and World Report recently published an article discussing how people with a history of fainting are twice as likely to cause a car accident


GEM: New Driving Mobility Video Aims to Boost Safety for Older Drivers – National (07/06/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/gem-new-driving-mobility-video-aims-boost-safety-older-drivers

Source: Association

The video follows a senior driver through the initial consultation and pre-drive assessment and out onto the road, where he drives a pre-arranged route covering various road types.


Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older Drivers – National (07/04/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-simulator-training-associated-reduced-inhibitory-workload-older-drivers

Source: Association

In demanding cognitive tasks, older people mostly experience more problems than younger people, and their brain workload is higher. 


Functional Changes and Driving Performance in Older Drivers: Assessment and Interventions – National (05/20/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/functional-changes-and-driving-performance-older-drivers-assessment-and-interventions

Source: Association

With the increasing aging of the population, the number of older drivers is rising. Driving is a significant factor for the quality of life and independence concerning social and working life.


Should Older People and Those with Dementia Have Their Licenses Revoked? – National (05/12/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/should-older-people-and-those-dementia-have-their-licenses-revoked

Source: Association

Evidence has found the revocation of a driver's licence and subsequent loss of independence have severe negative affects on older people. But are they putting other road users in danger if they continue to drive?


Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Are About to Be Everywhere – District of Columbia (05/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/automatic-emergency-braking-systems-are-about-be-everywhere

Source: Association

NHTSA predicts that most automakers’ acceptance of the challenge will make AEB standard on new cars three years faster than could be achieved through the formal regulatory process. And the feature could be arriving sooner than 2022.


The 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo – National (04/10/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/2016-american-occupational-therapy-association-aota-annual-conference-expo

Source: Association

The 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo was in Chicago from April 7 to April 10, 2016. 


Let's Talk About Driving: Safe Driving Planner – National (04/08/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/lets-talk-about-driving-safe-driving-planner

Source: Association

It can be difficult to know whether your senior loved ones are still safe on the road or a danger to themselves or others. Check out this Safe Driving Planner. 


U.S. Population Aging Slower than Other Countries, Census Bureau Reports – National (03/28/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/us-population-aging-slower-other-countries-census-bureau-reports

Source: Association

America’s 65-and-over population is projected to nearly double over the next three decades, ballooning from 48 million to 88 million by 2050. 


Senior drivers who take sleeping pills at higher risk for crashes – National (02/29/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-drivers-who-take-sleeping-pills-higher-risk-crashes

Source: Association

Senior drivers who take sleeping pills are at higher risk for vehicle crashes.


The Older Driver with Cognitive Impairment: Perceptions of Driving Ability and Results of a Behind the Wheel Test – National (02/04/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-cognitive-impairment-perceptions-driving-ability-and-results-behind-wheel

Source: Association

Older adult drivers with cognitive impairment pose a potential safety risk to themselves and others. 


Public transportation fear – National (01/19/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/public-transportation-fear

Source: Association

I need to stop driving, but I am afraid to ride public transportation. Would love any thoughts on options. I live in a mid-size city with bus & subway, but both feel too crowded and rushed.


Infographic: 3 Tips to Stop a Person with Dementia From Driving When Reasoning Didn’t Work – National (01/19/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/infographic-3-tips-stop-person-dementia-driving-when-reasoning-didn%E2%80%99t-work

Source: Association

The Alzheimer’s blog posted an infographic (via www.alz.org) with 3 tips on how to stop a person with dementia from driving when reasoning with them hasn’t worked.


Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive Impairment – National (01/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driver-orientation-screen-cognitive-impairment

Source: Association

DOSCI Tool short training video. 


Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities – Pennsylvania (11/10/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/pennsylvania-philadelphia-mayor%E2%80%99s-office-transportation-utilities

Source: Association

A blog for Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & Utilities.


DOSCI – National (08/01/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/dosci

Source: Association

The printable card for your officer ticket book can be found here


Critical Older Driver Errors in a National Sample of Serious U.S. Crashes – National (07/01/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/critical-older-driver-errors-national-sample-serious-us-crashes

Source: Association

A study was done to determine which senior driver errors caused the most prevalent serious crashes.


Health Care Provider Mobility Counseling Provision to Older Adults: A Rural/Urban Comparison – National (06/13/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/health-care-provider-mobility-counseling-provision-older-adults-ruralurban-comparison

Source: Association

The current study examined rural-urban differences in health care provider (HCP) perceptions, attitudes, and practices related to driving safety/cessation-related anticipatory guidance provision to older adults.


Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than Age – National (04/08/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/assessing-elderly-drivers-ability-means-more-age

Source: Association

Edmunds.com gives information on its website on how to determine a senior’s driving ability.


Does Attention Capacity Moderate the Effect of Driver Distraction in Older Drivers? – National (04/01/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/does-attention-capacity-moderate-effect-driver-distraction-older-drivers

Source: Association

With age, a decline in attention capacity may occur and this may impact driving performance especially while distracted. 


There Are Big Negatives When Older People Stop Driving – National (03/04/2015)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/there-are-big-negatives-when-older-people-stop-driving

Source: Association

Consumer Affairs reports that a University of Missouri researcher says the negative consequences of taking away a driver’s keys because of loss of mobility and individuality outweigh safety concerns of them staying on the road.


Mature Motorists Worse at Texting and Driving, Study Shows – National (12/18/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/mature-motorists-worse-texting-and-driving-study-shows

Source: Association

An interdisciplinary research team has made a surprising discovery: Older, more mature motorists-who typically are better drivers in many circumstances-are much worse than their younger counterparts when texting while driving.


Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older Drivers – National (12/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/profiles-driver-distraction-effects-cell-phone-conversations-younger-and-older-drivers

Source: Association

This research examines the effects of hands-free cell phone usage on simulated driving technology.


Driving and Dementia: A Review of the Literature – National (12/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-and-dementia-review-literature

Source: Association

This article reviews literature on seniors with dementia and their ability to drive.


International: Cognitive Screening Tools for Predicting Unsafe Driving Behavior Among Senior Drivers – National (10/17/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/international-cognitive-screening-tools-predicting-unsafe-driving-behavior-among-senior

Source: Association

As Canada’s elderly continue to represent the fastest-growing population in Canada, there has been an increasing need for effective and efficient screening tools for senior drivers.


Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older Drivers – National (10/14/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/yellow-lights-pose-particular-peril-older-drivers

Source: Association

A team of research studied various age groups and the timing of yellow lights to see its impact on safety at intersections.


Senior Drivers—and All Other Drivers—9 Tips for Summer Driving – National (07/15/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-drivers%E2%80%94and-all-other-drivers%E2%80%949-tips-summer-driving

Source: Association

Julie Lee, Vice President and National Director of AARP Driver Safety, discusses nine important summer driving tips on this podcast.


Development of Safe-driving-system Features for Elderly Drivers – National (07/04/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/development-safe-driving-system-features-elderly-drivers

Source: Association

This paper is a result of research done on existing vehicle systems that are in place promote safe driving.


Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United States – National (06/27/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-rehabilitation-programs-older-drivers-united-states

Source: Association

This study describes various options for driving rehabilitation programs offered in the United States.


Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United States – National (06/27/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-rehabilitation-programs-older-drivers-united-states-0

Source: Association

This study describes various options for driving rehabilitation programs offered in the United States.


Effect of a Group Intervention to Promote Older Adults’ Adjustment to Driving Cessation on Community Mobility: A Randomized Controlled Trial – National (06/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/effect-group-intervention-promote-older-adults%E2%80%99-adjustment-driving-cessation-community

Source: Association

The UQDRIVE program, a group education, and support program was developed to meet the needs associated with driving cessation for older adults. The current study investigated the effect of the program on community mobility.


Seniors’ and Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Using Driving Simulators in Clinical Settings – National (04/22/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/seniors%E2%80%99-and-physicians%E2%80%99-attitudes-toward-using-driving-simulators-clinical-settings

Source: Association

This paper weighs whether potential clients and physicians would use driving simulators in order to assess a driver’s safety knowledge behind the wheel.


Delaware: Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and Mobile – Delaware (04/16/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/delaware-keeping-delaware-drivers-safe-and-mobile

Source: Association

This video from the Roadway Safety Foundation promotes the Delaware Department of Transportation's efforts to improve safety for all motorists in the state by implementing design features known to benefit older drivers and pedestrians.


Effect of Passenger Presence on Older Drivers’ Risk of Fatal Crash Involvement – National (03/28/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/effect-passenger-presence-older-drivers%E2%80%99-risk-fatal-crash-involvement

Source: Association

To determine the association between passenger presence and risk of fatal crash involvement in relation to driver and passenger age and gender, focusing especially on drivers ages 65 and older.


Fit for the Road: Older Drivers’ Crash Rates Continue to Drop – National (02/20/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/fit-road-older-drivers%E2%80%99-crash-rates-continue-drop

Source: Association

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that older drivers were less likely to be involved in car crashes than prior generations and that they’re also less likely to be killed or injured in a car accident.


Driving Tips for Seniors – National (01/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-tips-seniors

Source: Association

AAA produced a video with reminders and tips for senior drivers. Tips include following speed limits and sticking to familiar roads when driving at night.


Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults Volunteer and Work Lives, Social Lives Okay in Short Term – National, Missouri (09/17/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-cessation-hinders-aging-adults-volunteer-and-work-lives-social-lives-okay-short

Source: Association

Science Daily published a press release which states the researchers’ results regarding how seniors’ driving cessation affected their ability to work, volunteer and remain social.


How to Discuss Driver Safety Concerns with Older Adults – National (08/27/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/how-discuss-driver-safety-concerns-older-adults

Source: Association

Keiro Senior HealthCare gives tips on discussing driver safety concerns with older adults. Issues with flexibility, reflexes and strength can all negatively affect a senior’s ability to drive.


Driver Assessment Traffic Stop MA – National (05/31/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driver-assessment-traffic-stop-ma

Source: Association

Learn to recognize signs of impaired driving due to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 


Husband Goes Missing in Car CO – Colorado (05/31/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/husband-goes-missing-car-co

Source: Association

Techniques for interviewing caregivers and search and rescue when someone with dementia goes missing by car.


Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, Researcher Finds – National (04/26/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/drivers-education-older-drivers-remains-2-years-researcher-finds

Source: Association

In seeming contrast to the notion that the elderly often have memory problems, a new study finds driver retraining to be an effective strategy for improving the safe-driving habits of older drivers over the long term.


Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving – National (03/01/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/family-conversations-about-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease-dementia-driving

Source: Association

The Hartford website is a partner with AARP and gives tips on how family members can start conversations with older drivers regarding their health and ability to continue driving.


Keeping Elderly Drivers Safe – National (01/05/2013)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/keeping-elderly-drivers-safe

Source: Association

This report explores mobility and safety issues for older Americans and presents a set of recommendations for implementing a safer transportation system.


Time to Hand Over the Keys? – National (12/31/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/time-hand-over-keys

Source: Association

The National Safety Council created a .pdf of information for family members and loved ones of seniors regarding their driving ability. 


When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys? – National (11/18/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/when-should-elderly-drivers-hang-car-keys

Source: Association

Kiplinger gives information on how to approach a senior family member regarding their driving ability and safety behind the wheel.


Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter? – National (10/30/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/road-test-and-naturalistic-driving-performance-healthy-and-cognitively-impaired-older

Source: Association

To relate the standardized road test to video recordings of naturalistic driving in older adults with a range of cognitive impairment.


Reasons Why Teenagers and Older People Are the Riskiest Drivers – National (10/01/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/reasons-why-teenagers-and-older-people-are-riskiest-drivers

Source: Association

Consumer Reports published an article on how teenagers and older people are the riskiest drivers on the road and also includes statistics on the crash rates for each age group.


Older Pedestrians at Risk – And How States Can Make it Safer and Easier for Older Residents to Walk – National (08/01/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-pedestrians-risk-%E2%80%93-and-how-states-can-make-it-safer-and-easier-older-residents-walk

Source: Association

New York, New York and Connecticut give statistics on Tri-State Pedestrian Fatalities from 2008-2010 and give information on the most dangerous places and counties for older pedestrians to walk.


Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer? – National (02/13/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/old-and-road-can-we-train-elderly-drivers-be-safer

Source: Association

This post reports that University of Massachusetts psychological scientist, Alexander Pollatsek found in his research of older drivers that many of their mistakes behind the wheel come from old driving habits. 


Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle? – National (02/02/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/has-time-come-older-driver-vehicle

Source: Association

This paper questions if it’s time for vehicles to be designed to suit the needs of an older population.


Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older Drivers – National (02/02/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/identifying-and-remediating-failures-selective-attention-older-drivers

Source: Association

Older drivers are primarily overinvolved in crashes at intersections, and failure to attend to regions that contain relevant information about potential hazards is a major contributor to this problem.


Conversations About Senior Driving – National (01/11/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/conversations-about-senior-driving

Source: Association

Liberty Mutual created a video to discuss seniors driving and having conversations about the topic.


Did You Know? Mature Driving Quiz – National (01/01/2012)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/did-you-know-mature-driving-quiz

Source: Association

In this video AAA offers a “Did You Know? Mature Driving Quiz.” William E. Van Tassel, Ph.D., Manager of Driver Training Programs at AAA gives several statements to quiz on your knowledge about driving.


Many Older Floridians Have No Backup Plan After Hanging Up Their Keys – Florida (12/02/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/many-older-floridians-have-no-backup-plan-after-hanging-their-keys

Source: Association

Florida is home to one of the highest percentages of residents ages 65 and older in the USA, but very few of them have through ahead to a time when they will no longer be able to drive a vehicle safely. 


Turning Over the Keys: Medical Fitness and Aging Drivers – District of Columbia (08/24/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/turning-over-keys-medical-fitness-and-aging-drivers

Source: Association

This AAA report was presented at the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Annual (AAMVA) International Conference in 2011.


Helping Eye Care Providers Better Assess Driving in Older Adults – National (08/23/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/helping-eye-care-providers-better-assess-driving-older-adults

Source: Association

Drivers over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the driving population, and their eye care providers are playing an increasingly important role in assessing their ability to drive safely.


Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common Mistake – National (06/22/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-errors-increase-age-among-older-drivers-blind-spot-errors-most-common-mistake

Source: Association

Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study.


Elderly Drivers Support Competency Tests – National (05/28/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/elderly-drivers-support-competency-tests

Source: Association

Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found that a majority support age-based competency tests.


Is It Time for Your Senior Driving Safety Course? – National (03/23/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/it-time-your-senior-driving-safety-course

Source: Association

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association website has information and links to various organizations that offer senior driving safety courses.


Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road Skills – National (01/14/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-simulators-help-older-adults-improve-their-road-skills

Source: Association

Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel -- in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop their skills, according to a new article.


NHSTA Older Driver Safety Program Five - Year Strategic Plan 2012 -2017 – National (12/01/2010)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/nhsta-older-driver-safety-program-five-year-strategic-plan-2012-2017

Source: Association

The NHTSA created an older driver safety strategic plan to prevent injuries, save lives and to cut costs on roadway funds. This link provides infomration on building a communication base with older drivers. 


Residual Effects of Hypnotic Drugs in Aging Drivers – National (12/31/2009)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/residual-effects-hypnotic-drugs-aging-drivers

Source: Association

Research was conducted to measure the effect of hypnotic drugs on driving performance in aging drivers.


Senior Driving Program – CarFit – National (12/02/2009)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-driving-program-%E2%80%93-carfit

Source: Association

Bold City Media speaks with a CarFit representative who explains the company’s senior driving program and finding a vehicle best suited for the driver.


Improving Driving Performance of Senior Drivers Through Self-Monitoring with a Driving Diary – National (07/28/2009)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/improving-driving-performance-senior-drivers-through-self-monitoring-driving-diary

Source: Association

This study investigated whether self-monitoring of driving by use of driving would improve driving performance in senior drivers.


International Older Driver Consensus Conference on Assessment, Remediation and Counseling for Transportation Alternatives: Summary and Recommendations – National (07/28/2009)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/international-older-driver-consensus-conference-assessment-remediation-and-counseling

Source: Association

In 2003, 63 international experts on older driver issues met to examine three critical issues related to the safe mobility of senior drivers.


Do Older Drivers At-Risk for Crashes Modify Their Driving Over Time? – National (02/04/2009)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/do-older-drivers-risk-crashes-modify-their-driving-over-time

Source: Association

Restricted driving was present at baseline for the at-risk group and was observed in longitudinal trajectories that controlled for baseline differences.


Harnessing New Technology To Keep Older People Behind The Wheel For Longer – National (09/20/2008)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/harnessing-new-technology-keep-older-people-behind-wheel-longer

Source: Association

A new study has highlighted the key role technology could play in extending the age at which people can drive safely on our roads.


Factors Leading to Older Drivers’ Intersection Crashes – National (09/01/2008)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/factors-leading-older-drivers%E2%80%99-intersection-crashes

Source: Association

Older drivers are overinvolved in intersection crashes compared with younger drivers, but the reasons are not clearly understood. The purpose of the present study was to identify the factors that lead to older drivers' intersection crashes.


The Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Driving-Related Abilities in Older Drivers: An Exploratory Study – National (07/07/2008)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/relationship-between-self-regulation-and-driving-related-abilities-older-drivers

Source: Association

The objectives of this paper are to review the published research findings about the role of self-regulation in older driver safety. 


Crash Risk of Older Drivers After Attending a Mature Driver Education Program – National (11/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/crash-risk-older-drivers-after-attending-mature-driver-education-program

Source: Association

This study was done to determine if crash rates would lessen after post-license education in senior drivers.


Transportation and Aging: A Research Agenda for Advancing Safe Mobility – National (10/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/transportation-and-aging-research-agenda-advancing-safe-mobility

Source: Association

This paper was done to detail important research needs in various areas on the subject of driver safety and mobility for seniors.


Senior Drivers Less Likely Than Youngest Drivers To Cause Accidents, Study Finds – National (07/23/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-drivers-less-likely-youngest-drivers-cause-accidents-study-finds

Source: Association

Drivers 65 and older are just 1/3 as likely as drivers 15 to 24 to cause auto accidents, and not much more likely than drivers 25 to 64 to cause accidents. 


Senior Drivers Aren’t Unsafe Drivers – National (07/19/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-drivers-aren%E2%80%99t-unsafe-drivers

Source: Association

The article follows up with information on a new study that “found that drivers aged 65 and older are only about 16 percent likelier to cause a crash than drivers aged 25 to 64.”


Personal Vehicle Transportation – National (07/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/personal-vehicle-transportation

Source: Association

This chapter covers older drivers’ transportation needs and driving patterns.


Older Driver Safety – Knowledge Sharing Should Help States Prepare for Increase in Older Driver Population – National (04/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-safety-%E2%80%93-knowledge-sharing-should-help-states-prepare-increase-older-driver

Source: Association

(GAO) did a study on older driver safety because of the increasing concern of older adults driving while representing the fastest growing U.S. population segment.


Transportation in an Aging Society – National (04/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/transportation-aging-society

Source: Association

This Transportation Research Board of the National Academies document covers mobility of the elderly: Good News and Bad News, safety of older persons in traffic, adaptive strategies of older drivers.


Evaluation of Two Assessment Tools in Predicting Driving Ability of Senior Drivers – National (03/01/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/evaluation-two-assessment-tools-predicting-driving-ability-senior-drivers

Source: Association

To evaluate Motor Free Visual Perceptual Test (MVPT) and Clock Drawing Task (clock test) as quick assessment tools in predicting driving capability of senior drivers for an on-road driving test.


The Case For and Against Mandatory Age-based Assessment of Older Drivers – National (09/01/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/case-and-against-mandatory-age-based-assessment-older-drivers

Source: Association

The study shows both sides, for and against, age-based assessment in senior drivers.


Driving Cessation: The Perspective of Senior Drivers – National (08/03/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-cessation-perspective-senior-drivers

Source: Association

An educational intervention to aid older drivers in self‐evaluating driving skills and coping with the driving cessation dilemma is proposed.


Giving Up Driving May Be Express Lane To Long-term Care – National, Maryland (07/19/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/giving-driving-may-be-express-lane-long-term-care

Source: Association

Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have found that elders who stay behind the wheel are less likely to enter nursing homes or assisted living centers than those who have never driven or who have given up driving altogether.


Collisions Involving Senior Drivers: High-risk Conditions and Locations – National (07/01/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/collisions-involving-senior-drivers-high-risk-conditions-and-locations

Source: Association

This study was conducted to better understand the characteristics of crashes involving senior drivers 65 and older.


Sensitivity and Specificity of the Assessment of Driving-related Skills Older Driving Screening Tool – National (06/01/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/sensitivity-and-specificity-assessment-driving-related-skills-older-driving-screening-tool

Source: Association

The Assessment of Driving-related Skills (ADReS) was created to assist physicians in making decisions regarding their patients’ safe driving ability.


Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive Impairment – National (03/15/2006)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-adult-drivers-cognitive-impairment

Source: Association

This article is about the likelihood of family physicians becoming more involved in driving retirement discussions with patients affected by cognitive impairment.


Determining Older Driver Crash Responsibility from Police and Insurance Data – National (08/08/2005)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/determining-older-driver-crash-responsibility-police-and-insurance-data

Source: Association

This study aims to determine the extent to which older drivers can be considered responsible for their crashes.


The Elderly Driver – National (06/01/2005)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/elderly-driver

Source: Association

In 2005, Psychiatric Times covered senior drivers on their website and the affect that prohibiting the elderly from driving can have on them. 


Impact of an Educational Program on the Safety of High-risk Older Drivers – National (04/01/2004)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/impact-educational-program-safety-high-risk-older-drivers

Source: Association

This study was done to determine if an individualized educational program to enhance driver safety skills would reduce the crash rate risk in senior drivers.


Older Driver Safety: A Report from the Older Drivers Project – National (12/03/2003)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-safety-report-older-drivers-project

Source: Association

This report was created out of the growing public concern regarding senior drivers and their crash rates.


Evaluating the Impact of Passengers on the Safety of Older Drivers – Kentucky (01/01/2003)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/evaluating-impact-passengers-safety-older-drivers

Source: Association

Overall, the presence of two or more passengers was found to negatively impact the probability that drivers 75 years of age or older were at fault in crashes.


Driving and Alternatives: Older Drivers in Michigan – Michigan (01/01/2003)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-and-alternatives-older-drivers-michigan

Source: Association

This paper shows the results of a statewide telephone conducted in Michigan of drivers and former drivers ages 65 and older on their transportation mode choices and whether they planned for when they could no longer drive.


The SIMARD Screening Tool to Identify Unfit Drivers. Are We There Now? – National (03/15/2001)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/simard-screening-tool-identify-unfit-drivers-are-we-there-now

Source: Association

Dobbs and Schopflocher published an article in which they introduced a tool to identify people who are unfit to drive because of cognitive impairment.


Consequences of Driving Cessation Decreased Out-of-Home Activity Levels – Connecticut, National (11/01/2000)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/consequences-driving-cessation-decreased-out-home-activity-levels

Source: Association

This study shows how out-of-home activity decreased in seniors once they stopped driving.


Characteristics of Traffic Crashes Among Young, Middle-aged, and Older Drivers – National (05/01/1999)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/characteristics-traffic-crashes-among-young-middle-aged-and-older-drivers

Source: Association

This is a study of the varying characteristics of car crashes among young, middle-aged and older drivers.


Driving Cessation and Changes in Mileage Driven Among Elderly Individuals – National (09/01/1998)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-cessation-and-changes-mileage-driven-among-elderly-individuals

Source: Association

This is a study of driving cessation among seniors and the changes in mileage driven among the elderly.


Confidence In, and Self-rating Of, Driving Ability Among Older Drivers – Connecticut (05/01/1998)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/confidence-and-self-rating-driving-ability-among-older-drivers

Source: Association

Active drivers in a representative cohort of older individuals age 77 years and older in New Haven, Connecticut were interviewed. 


Illinois: Impact from Changes in IL Drivers License Renewal Requirements for Older Drivers – Illinois (01/01/1998)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/illinois-impact-changes-il-drivers-license-renewal-requirements-older-drivers

Source: Association

This report shows the impact in Illinois when the driver's license renewal length shortened from 4 to 2 years for those ages 81-86 and 1 year for those ages 87 and up.


Psychoactive Medications and Injurious Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Older Drivers – National (11/01/1994)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/psychoactive-medications-and-injurious-motor-vehicle-collisions-involving-older-drivers

Source: Association

Older drivers have the second highest risk for motor vehicle collisions of any age group, after adolescents. Psychoactive medications may place older drivers at increased risk for injurious motor vehicle collisions.


Compensation in Older Drivers as Reflected in Their Fatal Accidents – National (02/01/1994)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/compensation-older-drivers-reflected-their-fatal-accidents

Source: Association

To estimate safety effects of compensatory changes in the driving behavior of older drivers (age 65+), their fatal accidents were compared with those of young and middle-aged drivers (26-40 years) in different situations.


Cognitive-Motor Abilities of the Elderly Driver – National (02/01/1992)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/cognitive-motor-abilities-elderly-driver

Source: Association

This article reviews information the effects of old age on motor abilities as it relates to driving behavior.


Vision, Aging, and Driving: The Problems of Older Drivers – National (01/01/1992)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/vision-aging-and-driving-problems-older-drivers

Source: Association

This research was done on adults ages 22-92 years old in regard to their visual difficulties when driving and performing everyday tasks


Recent Changes in Driving Among Older Adults – National (10/01/1991)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/recent-changes-driving-among-older-adults

Source: Association

An examination of drivers aged at least 65 years between the years 1980 and 1989.


Differences in Accident Characteristics Among Elderly Drivers and Between Elderly and Middle-aged Drivers – National (10/01/1990)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/differences-accident-characteristics-among-elderly-drivers-and-between-elderly-and-middle

Source: Association

A total of 5,853 elderly drivers, aged 55 and over, and 8,210 middle-aged drivers 36–50 years old, all of whom were involved in accidents during 1986, were compared using discriminant function and univariate techniques.


NHTSA's Older Driver and Road Safety Information – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/nhtsas-older-driver-and-road-safety-information

Source: Association

We offer materials to help seniors and their families understand how aging can affect driving and how an existing vehicle can be adapted to ensure continued safe driving.


North Dakota: Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers – North Dakota ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/north-dakota-physicians-guide-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers

Source: Association

Summary of information for physicians and others pertaining to older driver licensing regulations in North Dakota.


North Dakota: Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers – North Dakota ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/north-dakota-physicians-guide-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers-0

Source: Association

Summary of information for physicians and others pertaining to older driver licensing regulations in North Dakota.


Occupational Therapy Toolkit – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/occupational-therapy-toolkit

Source: Association

The Occupational Therapy e handouts are organized by 85 treatment guides and are based on current research and best practice.


Office of Crash Avoidance Research Technical Publications – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/office-crash-avoidance-research-technical-publications

Source: Association

NHTSA provides links to crash avoidance research documents.


Older Driver Safety Training – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-safety-training

Source: Association

The National Sheriffs’ Association website has several links for those interested in older driver safety.


Older Driver Screening and Evaluations – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-driver-screening-and-evaluations

Source: Association

This link is to a 24-minute podcast disccusion focuses on the value of occupational therapy on older driver rehabilitation, safety and mobility.


Older Drivers and Cataract: Driving Habits and Crash Risk – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-drivers-and-cataract-driving-habits-and-crash-risk

Source: Association

This article discusses the impact of cataract, a vision impairment, on senior drivers.


Older Drivers Safety Program – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-drivers-safety-program

Source: Association

Older drivers have an excessively high rate of motor vehicle fatalities compared to other adult age groups, on a per vehicle mile traveled (VMT) basis.


Older Drivers, Elderly Driving, Seniors at the Wheel – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-drivers-elderly-driving-seniors-wheel

Source: Association

SmartMotorist.com states that in the next 20 years senior drivers is predicted to triple in the United States and gives information on older driver research.


Older Occupants’ Recovery From Crash Injuries – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-occupants%E2%80%99-recovery-crash-injuries

Source: Association

The goal of this study was to provide better understanding of the consequences of older adults’ crash injuries on their health and functional performance -their ability to carry out normal activities – by addressing research questions.


Oregon: Driver and Motor Vehicle Services on Unsafe Drivers – Oregon ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/oregon-driver-and-motor-vehicle-services-unsafe-drivers

Source: Association

Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services has put together a brochure for residents detailing signs of unsafe driving and what can be done about it. it also gives information on how to report an unsafe driver. 


Pennsylvania: Just Drive PA's Older Driver Information – Pennsylvania ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/pennsylvania-just-drive-pas-older-driver-information

Source: Association

The website also provides a list of older driver safety tips which includes having a regular eye exam, avoiding stressful driving situations and travelling in bad weather, if possible. 


Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/identification-and-referral-medically-impaired-older-drivers

Source: Association

The “Law Enforcement’s Role in Older Driver Safety,” is a two-hour POST certified training for CPT credit delivered by a team of health and law enforcement professionals.


Alzheimer's Initiatives – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/alzheimers-initiatives

Source: Association

International Association of Chief of Police Alzheimer’s Initiative is a comprehensive toolkit for law enforcement.


Florida: Safe Mobility for Life Coalition Safety and Mobility Resources – Florida ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/florida-safe-mobility-life-coalition-safety-and-mobility-resources

Source: Association

This statewide coalition is led by the Florida Department of Transportation in partnership with the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at Florida State University. 


Driver Medical Referral – Florida ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driver-medical-referral

Source: Association

Florida’s Driver Medical Referral Visor Card which mentions the observations and indicators and what to look for in a potential medical condition that affects safe driving.


10 Warning Signs a Driver May Have Alzheimer’s Disease – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/10-warning-signs-driver-may-have-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease

Source: Association

International Association of Chiefs of Police has a pocket card on the ten warning signs a driver may have with Alzheimer’s Disease and ten steps on how to interact with someone that may have Alzheimer’s Disease. 


Driver License Renewal Requirements/Options for Older Drivers – Florida ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driver-license-renewal-requirementsoptions-older-drivers

Source: Association

If your state is looking to create a state resource page for Older Drivers, please use these as examples.


Medical Reporting/Medical Review Process – Florida ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/medical-reportingmedical-review-process

Source: Association

f your state is looking to create a state resource page for Older Drivers, please use these as examples. 


Florida: Tampa Bay's Go Hart Public Transportation – Florida ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/florida-tampa-bays-go-hart-public-transportation

Source: Association

What's new, what's happening, and what's to come in Tampa Bay public transportation.


Virginia: Arlington's Transit Blog – Virginia ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/virginia-arlingtons-transit-blog

Source: Association

A blog for Arlington, Virginia’s transit, ART.


Vision Screening of Older Drivers for Preventing Road Traffic Injuries and Fatalities – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/vision-screening-older-drivers-preventing-road-traffic-injuries-and-fatalities

Source: Association

To assess the effects of vision screening interventions for older drivers to prevent road traffic injuries and fatalities.


Volunteer Driver Programs – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/volunteer-driver-programs

Source: Association

Grantmakers in Aging has a webpage on the necessity of volunteer driver programs and offers links to online resource libraries


Washington: Safe driving for seniors – District of Columbia ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/washington-safe-driving-seniors

Source: Association

Washington State Department of Licensing resource for older drivers.


What Risks Do Older Drivers Pose to Traffic Safety? – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/what-risks-do-older-drivers-pose-traffic-safety

Source: Association

RAND Corporation’s website details the risks of older drivers and traffic safety. Information regarding relative risk, driving frequency and fragility are all covered topics,including a compparison of older driver risk to younger drivers.


When Should I Stop Driving? – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/when-should-i-stop-driving

Source: Association

Most of us will have to ask this question someday. If driving were only about getting from point A to point B, it might be an easy one to answer, but driving provides convenience, security, and personal freedom.


GrandDriver – Older Driver Safety and Mobility – Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/granddriver-%E2%80%93-older-driver-safety-and-mobility

Source: Association

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' website has a page dedicated to the “GrandDriver,” a pilot program that provides information on aging and driving.


When to Put the Brakes on Driving: Autonomy vs Safety – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/when-put-brakes-driving-autonomy-vs-safety

Source: Association

Erie County has a higher concentration of older adults than both New York states and the US as a whole. With that in mind, Erie.gov gives general information and statistics to its residents on issues that older drivers face.


When to Put the Brakes on Elderly Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/when-put-brakes-elderly-drivers

Source: Association

Aging Parents and Elder Care’s website explains how aging affects the ability to drive for elders and it also includes a checklist on safe driving for elders. 


Will Elderly and Disabled Gain Most From Autonomous Cars? – California ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/will-elderly-and-disabled-gain-most-autonomous-cars

Source: Association

The future of autonomous vehicles might give millions of elderly and disabled citizens a chance at driving, but new draft regulations released in December by the state of California point to a longer battle for fully driverless cars. 


Helping Elders Retire From Driving – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/helping-elders-retire-driving

Source: Association

Today’s Geriatric Medicine published an article on how caregivers, family members, and physicians can help elders retire from driving.


How Caregivers Can Keep Elderly Drivers Safe – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/how-caregivers-can-keep-elderly-drivers-safe

Source: Association

WebMD has published a list of things caregivers can do to keep elderly drivers safe.


The Roadway Safety Guide – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/roadway-safety-guide

Source: Association

This comprehensive, community-oriented manual introduces readers to roadway safety in a readable, non-technical fashion. 


Idaho: Senior Licensing Laws – Idaho ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/idaho-senior-licensing-laws

Source: Association

AAA outline’s the state of Idaho’s senior licensing laws including frequent renewals and limited renewal options at 70 and older.


Identifying Changes That Can Affect Driving – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/identifying-changes-can-affect-driving

Source: Association

19-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative, and Rhonda Shah, program manager in the Traffic Safety Advocacy Division of AAA, about identifying changes in aging that can affect driving.


Illinois: The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District Blog – Illinois ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/illinois-champaign-urbana-mass-transit-district-blog

Source: Association

The Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Mass Transit District blog.


Indiana: Senior Driver and Mobility Services – Indiana ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/indiana-senior-driver-and-mobility-services

Source: Association

Located in Indiana, Senior Driving was started to provide transportation services to seniors to help them remain independent and safe.


Interventions That Can Empower Drivers (Podcast) – National, New York ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/interventions-can-empower-drivers-podcast

Source: Association

This 28-minute podcast discusses equipment that can make driving safer for seniors, being comfortable as a passenger, and preventing falls related to community mobility.

 


Issues Related to Older Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/issues-related-older-drivers

Source: Association

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists’ website shows that seniors have lower fatal crash rates, but are at a higher risk for fatalities because of their age.


Kansas: KS Highway Patrol's Elderly Driving Information – Kansas ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/kansas-ks-highway-patrols-elderly-driving-information-0

Source: Association

Kansas Highway Patrol has information posted on its website regarding elderly driving and the cautions and concerns that come along with it. 


Kentucky: Driver License Information for Seniors – Kentucky ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/kentucky-driver-license-information-seniors

Source: Association

Caregiverlist.com states that there is no renewal test for seniors in the state of Kentucky. The renewal cycle is every four years and must be done in-person.


Know When to be Concerned – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/know-when-be-concerned

Source: Association

AAA gives information on things family members and caretakers should look out for when determining if a senior is still driving safely. 


Maine: Driving Laws for Seniors and Older Drivers – Maine ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/maine-driving-laws-seniors-and-older-drivers

Source: Association

Drivers are required to renew their licenses every six years in the state of Louisiana, according to AAA.com. They are also required to complete a vision test at every in-person renewal.


Turning the Corner…and Still Driving: A Review of Law Enforcement Programs Involving Older Driver Safety – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/turning-corner%E2%80%A6and-still-driving-review-law-enforcement-programs-involving-older-driver

Source: Association

A review of various law enforcement programs that involve older drivers and their safety.


Utah: Ride UTA – Utah ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/utah-ride-uta

Source: Association

A blog for Utah’s Transit Authority.


DriveSharp – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/drivesharp

Source: Association

The program, DriveSharp, provides engaging brain-training exercises that can be completed in the comfort and privacy of your own home.


Driving Evaluations by an Occupational Therapist – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-evaluations-occupational-therapist

Source: Association

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) website has information about occupational therapists and their ability to conduct office/clinic evaluations behind of the wheel of a car.


Driving Safely After 60 – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-safely-after-60

Source: Association

The American Optometric Association gives tips on driving safely after 60 on its website. 


Driving Safety Tips for Senior Drivers – Texas ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-safety-tips-senior-drivers

Source: Association

American Safety Council published safety tips for senior drivers and senior license requirements in Texas.


Driving with Cataracts – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-cataracts

Source: Association

This question provided by AAA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers facts about cataracts and how it can make driving difficult. 


Senior Driver Safety - CarFit – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-driver-safety-carfit-0

Source: Association

A program developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AAA, AARP and AOTA that provides a check on how well a driver fits his car.


Plan For The Road Ahead – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/plan-road-ahead

Source: Association


Safer Roads Resource Video – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/safer-roads-resource-video

Source: Association

Highway officials and traffic engineers are building safer roads for all.


Road Safe Seniors Welcome Video – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/road-safe-seniors-welcome-video

Source: Association

Learn about the Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS).


Reading the Road – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/reading-road

Source: Association

Expert tips on how to read and interpret road signs, signals, markings and more.


Exercise For Mature Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/exercise-mature-drivers

Source: Association

Exercise is a key component of healthy aging. it offers many health benefits to your overall fitness and well-being. Simple exercises may also contribute to a more positive driving experience and help you stay safe on the road. 


Practitioner toolkit: The Role of OT in Driving rehab – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/practitioner-toolkit-role-ot-driving-rehab

Source: Association

Occupational therapy Practitioners are experts in addressing essential and everyday activities of daily living. by choosing a specialize in driving rehabilitation, you are helping individuals remain mobile and independent 


Tips and resources for safe older drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tips-and-resources-safe-older-drivers

Source: Association

Many older adults can drive safely well into their 80s or even beyond. It is important that older driver and the people who care for them evaluate their need to keep them safe while they are on the road. 


Cycling Survey Databook 2020 – Massachusetts ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/cycling-survey-databook-2020

Source: Association

This is a detailed look cycle today and what they anticipate as they age. 


Senior Licensing Policies and Practices – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-licensing-policies-and-practices

Source: Association

AAA has compiled a list of considerations/laws for older drivers renewing their license in every state. This list includes physician reporting of unsafe drivers, vision requirements and law enforcement reporting unsafe drivers. 


ADED: Recommendations for State Driver License Agencies – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/aded-recommendations-state-driver-license-agencies

Source: Association

Among the many duties of state driver licensing agencies, protecting the public is a top priority. State licensing agencies work with medical advisory boards to determine if an individual is safe to drive. 


Walking: Tips on How to Use Transportation Options in Florida – Florida, National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/walking-tips-how-use-transportation-options-florida

Source: Association

Walking is a popular physical activity for all ages that can also serve as a useful transportation option to help maintain mobility and independence. 


Governor Highway Safety Association – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/governor-highway-safety-association

Source: Association

Governors Highway Safety Associaton. The State's Voice on Highway Safety. 


Driving Safety for Older Road Users – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-safety-older-road-users

Source: Association

This website provides an interactive driving safety questionnaire, safety tips for older drivers, and vehicle safety tips. 


Distracted Driving Laws in Each State – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/distracted-driving-laws-each-state

Source: Association

Statewide laws related to distracted driving across the country 


Distracted Driving Laws in Each State – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/distracted-driving-laws-each-state

Source: Association

Statewide laws related to distracted driving across the country 


Older Drivers- Injury Facts – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-drivers-injury-facts

Source: Association

These are fatality trends based on mortality data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


Tip Sheet: Safety Tips For Older Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tip-sheet-safety-tips-older-drivers

Source: Association

Various physical issues linked to aging can interfere with safe driving, it’s important that older drivers—and the people who care for them—evaluate their needs to keep them safe while they’re on the road.


Tip Sheet: Safety Tips For Older Drivers – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/tip-sheet-safety-tips-older-drivers

Source: Association

Various physical issues linked to aging can interfere with safe driving, it’s important that older drivers—and the people who care for them—evaluate their needs to keep them safe while they’re on the road.


PedBikeInfo – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/pedbikeinfo

Source: Association

Safety and resources for biking. 


Auto Driver Safety AARP – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/auto-driver-safety-aarp

Source: Association

This is a collection of auto safety resources for older drivers collected by AARP. 


At-Risk Driver Population and Programs – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/risk-driver-population-and-programs

Source: Association

This is a site to address at-risk driving from a vareity of audiences. 


Senior Driver Safety & Mobility – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-driver-safety-mobility

Source: Association

AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for seniors who can no longer drive independently.

 


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The Role Of Driver Rehabilitation In Determining Fitness To Drive: Recommendations for State Driver License Agencies – National ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/role-driver-rehabilitation-determining-fitness-drive-recommendations-state-driver-license

Source: Association

This document provides guidance to SDLA's regarding the role of driver rehabilitation specialists in providing evidence, via comprehensive evaluations, to support fitness-to-drive decisions for medically at-risk drivers.