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. 


Keeping Your Mobility With CarFit – National (02/11/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/keeping-your-mobility-carfit

Source: News

Learn about CarFit and having your car "fit" you as you age. 


Transportation Planning with Family – National (02/02/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/transportation-planning-family

Source: News

It's important to remember you don't have to plan your transportation retirement alone. 


Starting the Conversation—Your Loved Ones Driving – National (02/01/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/starting-conversation%E2%80%94your-loved-ones-driving

Source: News

As a loved one to an older driver, you have an imporant task ahead. Start a conversation about safe driving with your older loved one. 


How to Use Rideshare Apps – National (02/01/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/how-use-rideshare-apps

Source: News

Learn to use a rideshare app to help cut down on your driving. 


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ChORUS Older Driver Resources – National (10/09/2020)

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

Source: US Department of Transportation

Provides a list of general resources for older road users.


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ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool – National (10/09/2020)

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

Source: US Department of Transportation

The ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool guides you through the steps of developing your transportation plan. Starting early allows you to map out your needs, identify and explore your options for alternate transportation modes in your area, and plan for continuing a full and active life whether you are driving or not. Be sure to talk with your doctor to understand how changes in your medical conditions and/or medications might impact driving. Also, family members, friends, and caregivers can help you think about how to best meet all your transportation needs.


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. 


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. 


Older Drivers at High Crash Risk are ‘Most Distractible’ – National (04/02/2019)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/older-drivers-high-crash-risk-are-%E2%80%98most-distractible%E2%80%99

Source: News

Older drivers rated at high crash risk on a computerized vision test are more likely to have driving problems related to distractions in the car.


Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers (30 Minute Shift Change) – National (01/01/2017)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/identifying-and-referring-cognitively-impaired-drivers-30-minute-shift-change

Source: Nonprofit Organization

Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers is an abbreviated version of the two-hour course, “Law Enforcement’s Role in Older Driver Safety”.


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.


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. 


Challenges of Older Drivers’ Adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles – National (06/21/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/challenges-older-drivers%E2%80%99-adoption-advanced-driver-assistance-systems-and-autonomous

Source: Nonprofit Organization

The personal vehicle is increasingly the preferred mode of travel for aging adults. There are greater numbers of older drivers on the roads driving more miles than ever before.


Michigan Law Enforcement Aging Driver Roll Call Video – Michigan (06/13/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/michigan-law-enforcement-aging-driver-roll-call-video

Source: State Department of Transportation

This video provides law enforcement professionals with tips to help identify potential cognitive impairment and actions to take when there is a concern.

 


Driving Task: How Older Drivers' On-Road Driving Performance Relates to Abilities, Perceptions, and Restrictions – National (06/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-task-how-older-drivers-road-driving-performance-relates-abilities-perceptions-and

Source: US Department of Transportation

This study examined a cohort of 227 older drivers and investigated the relationship between performance on the electronic Driver Observation Schedule (eDOS) driving task.


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.


Functional Outcomes for Older Adults Injured in a Crash – National, Connecticut, Illinois (05/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/functional-outcomes-older-adults-injured-crash

Source: US Department of Transportation

This report explores the health and quality-of-life impacts of crashes among older (65+) and middle-aged (40-55) occupants.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


Alzheimer’s Society Podcast April 2014 - Dementia and Driving – National (04/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/alzheimer%E2%80%99s-society-podcast-april-2014-dementia-and-driving

Source: Nonprofit Organization

The Alzheimer’s Society produced a podcast to discuss the affects of dementia on a senior’s ability to drive.


Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with Dementia – National (02/25/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/consensus-statements-driving-persons-dementia

Source: Nonprofit Organization

This paper works as a guide for occupational therapists when addressing driving, mobility and dementia in seniors.


Driver Safety for Older Adults: What Families Need to Know – California (02/12/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driver-safety-older-adults-what-families-need-know

Source: Nonprofit Organization

UCLA’s Longevity Center held a community meeting on January 16, 2014 to discuss Driver Safety for Older Adults.


Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013) – National (01/01/2014)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/compendium-traffic-safety-research-projects-1985-2013

Source: US Department of Transportation

Brief summaries of research on alcohol-involved driving, drug-involved driving, occupant protection (e.g., seat belts, and child safety seats), speed and other unsafe driving behaviors. 


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.


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.


Seniors Have Trouble Walking And Talking At The Same Time – National (03/16/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/seniors-have-trouble-walking-and-talking-same-time

Source: Nonprofit Organization

NPR reported the findings of researchers from the University of Illinois who found that “individuals over 59 face an increased risk of injury when crossing busy complicated streets while multitasking.”


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Resources for Law Enforcement – National ()

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

Source: Nonprofit Organization

The Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) has several 30-minute training videos for law enforcement.


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.


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.


How’s My Driving? – Michigan ()

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/how%E2%80%99s-my-driving

Source: State Department of Transportation

Simple tips for maintaining driving skills provided by the state of Michigan.


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).