Driving In Unpredictable Weather – National (04/13/2021)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/driving-unpredictable-weather

Source: News

April Showers Bring May Flowers, but the change in season can also bring unpredictable weather and extra challenges when driving a car. 


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. 


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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.


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. 


Senior Health: Seniors Need to Consider When to Give Up Driving – National (09/10/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/senior-health-seniors-need-consider-when-give-driving

Source: News

Do you worry about your driving? Is your family “pestering” you about your driving? Broaching the subject of driving with an older person is usually a difficult task. In our society, driving is associated with independence and freedom.


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.


Time-to-contact estimation errors among older drivers with useful field of view impairments – National (07/01/2016)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/time-contact-estimation-errors-among-older-drivers-useful-field-view-impairments

Source: Nonprofit Organization

The objective of this study was to evaluate how UFOV impairments affect time-to-contact estimates in elderly drivers deciding when to make a left turn across oncoming traffic.

 


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.


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.


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.


Colorado: Survey Finds Aging Drivers Support Mandatory Retesting to Get License – Colorado (05/25/2011)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/colorado-survey-finds-aging-drivers-support-mandatory-retesting-get-license

Source: News

The Denver Post published an article on aging drivers and their support for mandatory retesting to renew driver’s licenses. It also states that In Colorado, drivers over the age of 65 must renew their license by mail.


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.”


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. 


Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to Drive – National (06/11/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/usefulness-road-screening-tests-licensing-authorities-when-assessing-older-driver-fitness

Source: Nonprofit Organization

This paper identifies two off-road screening tests that have been assessed in their usefulness in a senior driver licensing context.


Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to Drive – National (06/11/2007)

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/usefulness-road-screening-tests-licensing-authorities-when-assessing-older-driver-0

Source: Nonprofit Organization

This paper identifies two off-road screening tests that have been assessed in their usefulness in a senior driver licensing context.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


Plan For The Road Ahead – National ()

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

Source: Association


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.