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Caregiver Resources | Raging Aging SymposiumGeorgia(01/12/2022)Nonprofit Organization

The Georgia Department of Public Health's 55+ Driver Safety Program hosted a series of presentations focused on aging road users. Here is the presentation recording of "Caregiver Resources".

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older DriversWebinar
Guidelines for Older Driver Safety for State & Local Roadways | Raging Aging SymposiumNational(01/10/2022)Nonprofit Organization

The Georgia Department of Public Health's 55+ Driver Safety Program hosted a series of presentations focused on aging road users. Here is the presentation recording of "Guidelines for Older Driver Safety for State & Local Roadways"

Law Enforcement Professionals, Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Research, Transportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindWebinar
Equity In Transportation; How Do We Get There? | Raging Aging SymposiumNational(01/07/2022)Nonprofit Organization

The Georgia Department of Public Health's 55+ Driver Safety Program hosted a series of presentations focused on aging road users. Here is a presentation recording of Equity in Transportation; How Do We Get There?

Law Enforcement Professionals, Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesTransportation Engineering/PlanningWebinar
Balancing the Physical & Cognitive Changes that Impact Safe Driving & Mobility | RASGeorgia(01/05/2022)Nonprofit Organization

The Georgia Department of Public health's 55+ Driver Safety Program hosted a brief series of presentations focused on aging road users. Here is the presentation of Balancing the Physical & Cognitive Change that Impact Driving. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingWebinar
5 Easy Ways to Help Our Elders National(01/02/2022)University

Today, with the technological advancements and availability of a wide range of home modifications, caregiving, and other services, there are many options available to help the elderly. Here are 5 ways you can help improve their life. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Successful StrategiesOther Materials
NDOT Provides Safety Advice for Motorist Travel During Winter Weather ConditionsNevada(12/14/2021)News

With winter weather in Northern Nevada, NDOT reminds drivers to travel safely when driving in inclement conditions. Wearing a seat belt and focusing on the road is important when driving during all types of weather. 

Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Successful StrategiesOther Materials, Publication/Journal Article
For Seniors Driving Same 'Ol" Vehicles Raises The Risks of a Deadly CrashNational(12/13/2021)Association

“Retirement vehicles”— older, smaller, outdated cars that lack crucial safety features that can help prevent or mitigate crashes, are common among older drivers 70 and over.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSafer VehiclesPublication/Journal Article
5 Best Small SUVs for SeniorsNational(12/10/2021)Association

Finding the best car for seniors includes considering a number of different features from accessibility and ease of use to the overall comfort in their vehicle. 

Older DriversSafer VehiclesPublication/Journal Article
County Awarded Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety ProgramCalifornia(11/26/2021)News

The County Health & Human Services Agency, Department of Homeless Solutions, and Equitable Communities has received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians. 

Older DriversDesigning Roadways with Older Adults in MindPublication/Journal Article
Useful Hacks to Help you Effectively Prevent Road Accidents National(11/26/2021)News

In this article, there are useful hacks that will help you stay vigilant when driving so that you can prevent accidents from happening. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
3 out of 4 fatalities InfographicNational(11/18/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired DrivingOther
Sample Press Release- Target Audience: Older Drivers/GeneralNational(11/18/2021)Association
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Older DriversDriver EducationHandouts
Sample Press Release- Target Audience: Law EnforcementNational(11/18/2021)Association
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Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriver EducationHandouts
Sample Press Release-Target Audience: Medical ProfessionalsNational(11/18/2021)Association
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Medical ProfessionalsDriver EducationHandouts
Sample Press Release- Target Audience: State Driver Licensing AgencyNational(11/18/2021)Association
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State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationHandouts
Fatal Older Car Crashes increase with age infographicNational(11/08/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired DrivingOther
Crashes associated with aging signs Infographic National(11/08/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired DrivingOther
54 Million people in the US are aged 65+ Infographic 2019National(11/08/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired DrivingOther
Rural vs. Urban InfographicNational(11/08/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/AbilityOther
Grant Awarded to Help Highway Safety Initiatives Across N.CNorth Carolina(11/03/2021)News

More than $18 million in grants is being awarded to support state and local transportation safety initiatives, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersDesigning Roadways with Older Adults in MindPublication/Journal Article
State Drivers Licensing Agency Resources for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week National(10/29/2021)Association
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State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationHandouts, Referral Lists
Medical Professionals Resources for Older Driver Safety Awareness WeekNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Medical ProfessionalsDriving Skills/AbilityHandouts, Other Materials
State Drivers Licensing Agency Resource Older Driver Safety Awareness Week National(10/29/2021)Association
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State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchHandouts, Other Materials
SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING- Target Audience: Medical ProfessionalsNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Medical ProfessionalsDriving Skills/AbilitySocial Media
SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING- Target Audience: Family Members/CaregiversNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Family Members/CaregiversDriving ImpairmentSocial Media
SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING- Target Audience: State Driver Licensing AgencyNational(10/29/2021)Association
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State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving ImpairmentSocial Media
SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING- Target Audience: Law EnforcementNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving ImpairmentOther Materials, Social Media
SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING- Target Audience: Older DriversNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Older DriversDriving ImpairmentOther Materials
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week PosterNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/AbilityOther Materials
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week InfographicNational(10/29/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving ImpairmentHandouts
S.A.L.T Forum Aims to Connect Senior Citizens with Law Enforcement Iowa(10/26/2021)News

Forum where older adults can talk with Law Enforcement within their community

Law Enforcement Professionals, Older DriversConversation StartersPublication/Journal Article
Beyond Older Driver Safety Awareness WeekNational(10/25/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving ImpairmentHandouts
Older Driver Safety Awareness Month Lobby SlidesNational(10/25/2021)Association
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingOther Materials
Older Drivers Can Be Safer Drivers- With Support National(10/21/2021)Nonprofit Organization

AARP wrote an article about auto safety features, better health, which means fewer problems on the road for older drivers. 

Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Older Adult Population and Neighborhood Walkability by Metropolitan Area Size and Degree of Urban SprawlNational(09/29/2021)Association

The results of the modeling procedure suggest a positive association between the population of older adults in 2015–2019 and neighborhood walkability.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
Driving to IndependenceArizona(07/27/2021)Association

Driving To Independence offers a comprehensive driver evaluation and training program. 

Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/Accommodations, Screening & Assessments, Evaluation, AssessmentOther Materials
ChORUS Summertime Reading List BlogNational(07/12/2021)US Department of Transportation

Summer 2021 blog of ChORUS resources to help drivers stay safe over the summer. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driver EducationBlog
Driving In Unpredictable Weather National(04/13/2021)News

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveBlog
Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving National(04/06/2021)News

There are aspects in everyday life that can cause distractions while driving. This blog goes over ways to avoid distractions while you are in your vehicle. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Vehicle Safety FeaturesBlog
DCM: Stroke Recovery Includes Driving Through Occupational TherapyNational(04/02/2021)Association

2:16 Minute video sharing a case study about stroke recovery, that “mobility is everything” and the  importance of including return to driving through Occupational Therapy. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Driving and Community Mobility - Finding an Occupational Therapy Practitioner to Help with Driving NeedsNational(04/02/2021)Association

1:06 Minute video about the process to locate an Occupational Therapist to address driving concerns following a medical event.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
DCM: Listening & Addressing Driver ConcernsNational(04/02/2021)Association

1:28 minute video an Occupational Therapist shares the impact addressing driving concerns with respect and gravity has on the clients they serve. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
What Is Your Role In Talking About Older Road User SafetyNational(03/23/2021)News

Primary care providers can be vital in helping older road users recognize when it might be time to change their driving habits, seek a driving assessment to identify adaptations to their car and driving, or planning for the future. 

Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversBlog, Community Resources
Pioneering Women in Road SafetyNational(03/16/2021)News

Women’s role in the automotive industry is often overlooked by figures such as Henry Ford or Walter P. Chrysler. But many features in our cars that we enjoy today were invented by women.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersSafer VehiclesBlog
Keeping Seniors Driver Independent with Interprofessional Approach National(03/04/2021)Association

2:43 minute awareness video that addresses driving and community mobility  and how occupational therapy can help find solutions to keep seniors independent and safe on the road. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Driving and Community Mobility – Overcome Senior Drivers ConcernsNational(03/04/2021)Association

1:23 minute video about what an older driver may expect when asking occupational therapy about driving concerns. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Heart Attack and Stroke SymptomsNational(02/12/2021)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Fitness to Drive, ResearchCommunity Resources
You and Your Heart: What You ControlNational(02/12/2021)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, ResearchCommunity Resources
Keeping Your Mobility With CarFitNational(02/11/2021)News

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/Accommodations, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistBlog
Transportation Planning with FamilyNational(02/02/2021)News

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, EvaluationBlog
Starting the Conversation—Your Loved Ones DrivingNational(02/01/2021)News

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

Family Members/CaregiversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Conversation Starters, Driver Education, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/AbilityBlog
How to Use Rideshare AppsNational(02/01/2021)News

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityBlog
Identifying Policy Approaches to Extending the Safe Mobility of Older AdultsNational(01/01/2021)US Department of Transportation

Research that examines effective policies and practices in driver licensing of older and medically at-risk drivers. 

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchOther
Age and DrivingNational(01/01/2021)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.

Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Conversation Starters, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & AssessmentsOther
Planning Your Driving and Transportation Plan into the New Year 2021National(01/01/2021)News

Do you know what your driving transportation plan looks like yet? Let ChORUS help you decide. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Conversation Starters, Driver EducationBlog
Give The Gift of SafetyNational(12/29/2020)News

Changing one's driving habits can be difficult, but you as a loved one of an older driver, can have a major impact on their safety on the road. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Conversation Starters, Driver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/Accommodations, Self-ScreeningBlog
AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020National(12/17/2020)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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Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Assessment, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Handouts, Other Materials, Training, Webinar
Law Enforcement Visor CardNational(11/24/2020)Association

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

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Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Reporting RequirementsVisor Cards
Preguntas para pacientes que son conductores mayoresNational(10/23/2020)US Department of Transportation

Proporciona ejemplos de preguntas que un médico puede hacer a sus pacientes para determinar si tienen dificultades para conducir.

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Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
ChORUS Older Patient QuestionnaireNational(10/23/2020)US Department of Transportation

Provides sample questions that a clinician can ask their patients to determine if they are having difficulties driving.

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Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
ChORUS Transportation Budgeting ToolNational(10/16/2020)US Department of Transportation

The ChORUS Transportation Budgeting Tool allows you to compare you monthly current transportation costs with estimated monthly alternate transportation costs if you were to give up your car. The tool is designed to help you plan for your future transportation needs.

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Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Successful StrategiesTraining
Planifi cación del transporte para con ductores mayores National(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Lo guía a través de los pasos para desarrollar su plan de transporte.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide, Handouts, Other Materials
¿Qué esperar cuando se lo/la deriva a un especialista en rehabilitación de conductores? National(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Proporciona información sobre el papel de los especialistas en rehabilitación de conductores, cómo realizan las evaluaciones y qué hacer con los resultados de las evaluaciones.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Evaluation, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
Herramientas para la autoevaluación y la calificación del cuidadorNational(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Proporciona enlaces a varias herramientas gratuitas disponibles para pacientes mayores, sus familiares y cuidadores para identificar a los conductores mayores en riesgo.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversScreening & Assessments, Self-Screening, Driving Test, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
Recursos para conductores mayores de ChORUS National(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Proporciona una lista de recursos generales para usuarios mayores de la carreter

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Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityHandouts, Other Materials
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning ToolNational(10/09/2020)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.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide, Handouts, Other Materials
What to Expect When You Are Referred to a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist?National(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Provides information on the role of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (DRS), how they perform evaluations, and what to do with evaluation results.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Evaluation, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
Self-Assessment and Caregivers’ Rating ToolsNational(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Provides links to several free tools available for older patients, their family members, and caregivers to identify at-risk older drivers.

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Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversScreening & Assessments, Self-Screening, Driving Test, AssessmentHandouts, Other Materials
ChORUS Older Driver ResourcesNational(10/09/2020)US Department of Transportation

Provides a list of general resources for older road users.

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Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityHandouts, Other Materials
ChORUS Sample Event Evaluation FormNational(10/02/2020)US Department of Transportation

Sample evaluation form for events related to older driver safety. 

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Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationCommunity Resources
District of Columbia: Senior Driver Information for DCDistrict of Columbia(09/18/2020)State Department of Transportation

DC’s Department of Motor Vehicles has a page on its website specifically for seniors with information regarding licensing.

Older DriversDriver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingOther Materials
Dementia and DrivingNational(09/18/2020)Nonprofit Organization

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center has information regarding seniors affected with dementia and Alzheimer’s and how to deal with their desire to drive.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Video
Conversations About Driving - Plan AheadNational(09/18/2020)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Compendium of Law Enforcement Older Driver ProgramsNational(09/18/2020)US Department of Transportation

This link is a resource guide with information gathered from numerous interviews with professionals and older drivers requested from National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriver Education, ResearchDiscussion Guide Research, Referral Lists
Colorado’s City Arvada on Older DriversColorado(09/18/2020)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Research, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Referral Lists
Texas: Department of Public Safety Older Driver InformationTexas(09/16/2020)State Department of Transportation

Texas’s Department of Public Safety has information on its website regarding driver license renewal requirements for residents of the state.

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesRetests, EvaluationOther Materials
Texas: Denton County's Transit Blog Hop on BoardTexas(09/16/2020)Association

A transit blog for Denton County, North Texas transportation.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Texas: Capital MetroBlogTexas(09/16/2020)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Tennessee: Senior Safety ProgramTennessee(09/16/2020)Association

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

Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Technical Information Services (ITS)National(09/16/2020)US Department of Transportation

Technical Information Services provides a space for public inquires and research pertaining to NHTSA’s vehicle safety, driver licensing, compliance, defect enforcement, traffic law enforcement and rulemaking activities.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsSafer VehiclesCommunity Resources
Taking Changes in StrideNational(09/16/2020)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesOther Materials, Social Media
Synthesis of Human Factors Research on Older Drivers and Highway Safety – Volume I: Driver Research SynthesisNational(09/15/2020)US Department of Transportation

This research produced a handbook containing highway design and operational recommendations to accommodate older drivers.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Still Driving? Innovative Program Assesses Senior DriversNational(09/15/2020)News

Boston Magazine details DriveWise, an innovative program that assesses senior drivers.

Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesPublication/Journal Article
South Dakota: Helpful Facts for Aging DriversSouth Dakota(09/15/2020)Association

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

Older DriversSelf-Screening, AssessmentCommunity Resources
Some Medications and Driving Don’t MixNational(09/15/2020)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingHandouts
Smart Features for Mature DriversNational(09/15/2020)Nonprofit Organization

AAA covers smart features for mature drivers in this video and shows how choosing the right vehicle can provide a senior with optimal comfort and safety.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSafer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesVideo
Seniors and Driving: When Having “The Talk” Isn’t EnoughNational(09/15/2020)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesOther Materials
Senior Pedestrian SafetyWashington(09/15/2020)Association

The Pinehurst Seattle website lists several tips for senior pedestrians. 

Older DriversSuccessful Strategies, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Senior Driving: Be Proactive and Understand Your LimitationsNational(09/15/2020)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.

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Driving Test, Assessment, Successful StrategiesOther Materials, Social Media
Senior Driving SafetyNational(09/15/2020)Nonprofit Organization

GracefulAging.com has several videos about senior driver safety on its website. Topics of the videos range from ensuring that your car fits you to dealing with driving and dementia.

Family Members/CaregiversDriver Education, Safer VehiclesTraining, Video
Senior Driver Safety - CarFitNational(09/14/2020)Nonprofit Organization

The benefits of CarFit, 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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSafer Vehicles, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsVideo
Safety Solutions for Older DriversNational(09/14/2020)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesVideo
SaferCar.govNational(09/14/2020)US Department of Transportation

This is THE go-to government resource for up-to-date vehicle safety information, including recalls. From here, you will be able to find out if a defect has been identified and how to get it fixed.

Family Members/CaregiversSafer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesCommunity Resources
Safe and Mobile SeniorsFlorida(09/14/2020)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.

Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Roadwise RxNational(09/14/2020)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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingOther Materials
Road Safety for Elderly PedestriansNational(09/14/2020)University

Loyola University reports senior pedestrian fatalities and how hearing problems, consumption of alcohol and poor peripheral vision are all issues that can affect senior’s ability to walk the streets safely.

Family Members/CaregiversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Road Safety AuditsNational(09/14/2020)US Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration provides comprehensive information about the value, procedure, and deliverables related to conducting RSAs.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningDiscussion Guide Research
Rides In SightNational(09/14/2020)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Rhode Island: License RenewalRhode Island(09/14/2020)State Department of Transportation

Rhode Island’s Division of Motor Vehicles website states that residents 75 years of age and older licenses are valid for two years.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversRetestsCommunity Resources
Professional Assessments Can Help Senior DriversNational(09/11/2020)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Screening & Assessments, Evaluation, Driving TestCommunity Resources
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older AdultsNational(08/25/2020)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Self-perceptions and Current Practices of High-risk Older Drivers: Implications for Driver Safety InterventionsNorth Carolina(07/01/2020)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversScreening & Assessments, EvaluationPublication/Journal Article
Driving with Vision DisordersNational(06/13/2020)US Department of Transportation

This video produced by NHTSA talks about the three vision disorders that can greatly impact a senior’s ability to drive safely: cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driving with Sleep ApneaNational(06/13/2020)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA gives tips on driving with sleep apnea. Pulling over when feeling drowsy and talking to a healthcare provider about treatment options are among suggested things to do about sleep apnea.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
CarFitDistrict of Columbia(05/27/2020)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesSafer VehiclesTraining
Florida: Aging Road User DataFlorida(05/27/2020)State Department of Transportation

Every year, the Coalition selects priority counties using a 3-year average of the rate of crashes involving individuals aged 65+, compared to the population of 65+ in both urban and rural counties.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide Research
The older DriverNational(05/01/2020)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.  

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversCommunity Resources, Handouts
The Older DriverNational(04/02/2020)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).

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, AssessmentCommunity Resources
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature DriversNational(03/16/2020)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.

Family Members/CaregiversDriver Education, Fitness to Drive, Safer Vehicles, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversCommunity Resources
Generations- Plan For the Road AheadNational(02/20/2020)Association
Make a transportation plan. 
Older DriversDriving ImpairmentVideo
Plan for the Road Ahead- BoomersNational(02/20/2020)Association

Make a transportation plan. 

Older DriversDriving ImpairmentVideo
Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle SafetyNational(01/13/2020)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.

Medical Professionals, Older DriversDriver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program North Carolina(01/05/2020)University

North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program created a comprehensive website related to senior driver information. This site features 3 different sections with information: Drivers, Caregivers, Professionals.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Maryland: The Senior Connection of Montgomery CountyMaryland(01/01/2020)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesSuccessful Strategies, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Clinician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th EditionNational(12/31/2019)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources, Handouts, Publication/Journal Article
Helping Florida's Aging Drivers Stay Safe and MobileFlorida(11/25/2019)Association

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Aging Drivers and the LawNational(10/03/2019)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Reporting Requirements, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide
Gap Exists Between Seniors’ Opinion of Driving Ability and PerformanceNational(05/29/2019)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
How to Find Your State DOTNational(04/29/2019)US Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration lists all state transportation websites. Click here to find your state's Department of Transportation.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Successful StrategiesReferral Lists
Older Drivers at High Crash Risk are ‘Most Distractible’National(04/02/2019)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.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveCommunity Resources
Federal Highway Administration Research Library and List of Online PublicationsNational(03/29/2019)US Department of Transportation

This page on the Federal Highway Administration’s website has many links to research reports and publications published by the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) in McLean, Virginia.

Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, ResearchReferral Lists
Indiana: Older Driver InformationIndiana(03/06/2019)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Retests, EvaluationLaws
Arkansas: Senior DriversArkansas(03/06/2019)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, AssessmentCommunity Resources, Laws
Cognitive Impairment Traffic ContactNational(01/01/2019)Nonprofit Organization

Watch steps an officer takes in identifying an aging driver with cognitive impairments, how to call a family members, and how to make a referral to the DMV. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Simple Maze Test May ID At-Risk Older DriversNational(08/08/2018)US Department of Transportation

Simple Maze Test May ID At-Risk Older Drivers

State Driver Licensing AgenciesScreening & Assessments, AssessmentTraining
Could CarFit Be a Good Fit For You?National(03/19/2018)Association

Carfit is a free educational program developed in collaboration with AAA, AARP, and the American Occupational Therapy Association that promotes safe driving and mobility among older drivers. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older AmericansNational(03/13/2018)Nonprofit Organization

This report from TRIP, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that conducts technical research related to surface transportation, provides key data related to older driver safety and discusses strategies for improving safety.

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State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearchPublication/Journal Article
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older AmericansNational(03/01/2018)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversResearchHandouts
Ohio’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Safety for Aging CitizensOhio(03/01/2018)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.

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Medical Professionals, Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Successful StrategiesPublication/Journal Article
Top 25 New Cars for Senior DriversNational(02/22/2018)Association

Senior drivers and others with limited mobility need a car that’s easy to get into and out of, with controls that are easy to reach and intuitive to use.

Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsDiscussion Guide Research
Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation IndependenceNational(01/22/2018)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-ScreeningHandouts, Other Materials
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 4-8, 2017National(12/08/2017)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

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesWebinar
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety ConcernsMinnesota(12/01/2017)State Department of Transportation

Sponsored by MNDOT, this guidebook supports local agency staff who are engaging with members of the public who have brought forth community traffic safety concerns. 

State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Communicating Your Work to the PublicPolicy Document
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety ConcernsMinnesota(12/01/2017)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.

Older Drivers, Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchPublication/Journal Article
Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior MobilityNational(11/03/2017)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.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article, Training
Traffic Tech: Technology Transfer Series National(04/01/2017)US Department of Transportation

As the driving population continues to age, medical conditions and associated impairments affecting driving abilities will become more prevalent, and State driver licensing agencies are likely to see driver medical reviews. 

Medical ProfessionalsAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Safer VehiclesHandouts, Other Materials
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing  Volume 3District of Columbia(04/01/2017)US Department of Transportation

This volume updates the information presented in 2003 (Summary of Medical Advisory Board Practices in the United States). 

Medical Professionals, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Reporting Requirements, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Driver Medical Review Practices Across the United StatesDistrict of Columbia(04/01/2017)US Department of Transportation

There were 38.4 million licensed older drivers in 2014—a 31% increase from 10 years earlier (2005).

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
IACP Alzheimer's Initiative Program Webinar: 3 Stages of Alzheimer'sNational(03/30/2017)Association

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Impairment, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017National(03/27/2017)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchHandouts
Washington, DC: WMATA’s Planning BlogDistrict of Columbia(01/17/2017)Nonprofit Organization

The blog for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsTransportation Engineering/PlanningSocial Media
Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers (30 Minute Shift Change)National(01/01/2017)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”.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Screening & Assessments, AssessmentVideo
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016National(12/05/2016)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. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Successful StrategiesWebinar
Development of a curriculum and roadside screening tool for Law enforcement identification of medical impairment in aging driversNational(12/03/2016)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. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsFitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Brain Training Tips for Smart DrivingDistrict of Columbia(10/04/2016)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Skills/AbilityCommunity Resources, Publication/Journal Article
Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding BehaviorNational(10/01/2016)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.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 1District of Columbia(10/01/2016)US Department of Transportation

A Case Study of Guidelines and Processes in Seven U.S. States. 

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingDiscussion Guide Research, Publication/Journal Article
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training EventNational(09/19/2016)Association

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

Older DriversSafer VehiclesCommunity Resources
Senior Health: Seniors Need to Consider When to Give Up DrivingNational(09/10/2016)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.

Older DriversFitness to Drive, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article
Tech May Help Steer Older Drivers Down a Safer RoadNational(09/06/2016)News

Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent.

Older DriversSafer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesPublication/Journal Article
Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for SeniorsNational(08/29/2016)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Steering to SafetyNational(08/28/2016)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversFitness to Drive, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Art of Aging: Senior DriversPennsylvania(08/25/2016)News

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that older drivers are among the safest. But eventually, we all retire from the road. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide Research, Video
Driving When You Have Macular DegenerationNational(08/15/2016)US Department of Transportation

Macular degeneration affects vision and therefore can have a huge impact on one’s ability to drive. First, an eye doctor should tell his patient if they are able to drive once they’ve been diagnosed. 

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingHandouts
Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash riskNational(08/12/2016)Association

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

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingOther Materials
Importance Of Driving SafetyNational(07/11/2016)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

Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
GEM: New Driving Mobility Video Aims to Boost Safety for Older DriversNational(07/06/2016)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.

Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesVideo
Maryland: Resources Online for Older DriversMaryland(07/06/2016)News

Montgomery County has launched “Explore Older Driver Resources,” a new webpage for older residents and their families. The page includes information about driving safely as well as alternate transportation options. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Referral Lists
Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older DriversNational(07/04/2016)Association

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

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DrivePublication/Journal Article
Time-to-contact estimation errors among older drivers with useful field of view impairmentsNational(07/01/2016)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.

 

Medical Professionals, Older DriversDriver Education, Fitness to DriveCommunity Resources
Challenges of Older Drivers’ Adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous VehiclesNational(06/21/2016)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driving Skills/Ability, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsOther Materials, Training
Michigan Law Enforcement Aging Driver Roll Call VideoMichigan(06/13/2016)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.

 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driving Task: How Older Drivers' On-Road Driving Performance Relates to Abilities, Perceptions, and RestrictionsNational(06/01/2016)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Functional Changes and Driving Performance in Older Drivers: Assessment and InterventionsNational(05/20/2016)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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article
Should Older People and Those with Dementia Have Their Licenses Revoked?National(05/12/2016)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?

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Functional Outcomes for Older Adults Injured in a CrashNational(05/01/2016)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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Colorado: Pitkin County Senior Services Offers Volunteer Driving ProgramColorado(05/01/2016)News

Pitkin County Senior Services gives seniors hope with volunteer driving program.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningDiscussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research
Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Are About to Be EverywhereDistrict of Columbia(05/01/2016)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Safer VehiclesDiscussion Guide Research
The 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & ExpoNational(04/10/2016)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationOther Materials
Let's Talk About Driving: Safe Driving PlannerNational(04/08/2016)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. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation StartersVideo
Aging Drivers Can Present Some Behind-The-Wheel Safety IssuesNational(04/01/2016)News

An aging population with a need for independence can be problematic when it comes to matters related to driving. Fatality rates for drivers begin to climb after age 65, studies show. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, ResearchCommunity Resources
U.S. Population Aging Slower than Other Countries, Census Bureau ReportsNational(03/28/2016)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. 

State Driver Licensing AgenciesMandatory ReportingLaws
Senior drivers who take sleeping pills at higher risk for crashesNational(02/29/2016)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingOther Materials
The Older Driver with Cognitive Impairment: Perceptions of Driving Ability and Results of a Behind the Wheel TestNational(02/04/2016)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveCommunity Resources
Infographic: 3 Tips to Stop a Person with Dementia From Driving When Reasoning Didn’t WorkNational(01/19/2016)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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Public transportation fearNational(01/19/2016)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.

Family Members/CaregiversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive ImpairmentNational(01/01/2016)Association

DOSCI Tool short training video. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, EvaluationVideo
Diminished Motor Skills: ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Elderly Drivers Prompts Tough DecisionsNational(11/23/2015)News

This article discusses the growing aging population and its impact on the roads as more drivers become seniors.

Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & UtilitiesPennsylvania(11/10/2015)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversResearchOther Materials, Publication/Journal Article
DOSCINational(08/01/2015)Association

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversCommunity Resources, Visor Cards, Training
Critical Older Driver Errors in a National Sample of Serious U.S. CrashesNational(07/01/2015)Association

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

Medical ProfessionalsDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Driving Skills/AbilityPublication/Journal Article
Hanging Up the Keys with DignityNational(06/28/2015)News

Matt Gurwell, CEO and Founder of Keeping Us Safe, and Nancy Schuster, Director of Strategic Alliances with Keeping Us Safe, discuss older driver self-assessments and when it’s time to discuss hanging up the keys with older loved ones.

Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driver EducationSocial Media
Health Care Provider Mobility Counseling Provision to Older Adults: A Rural/Urban ComparisonNational(06/13/2015)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.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than AgeNational(04/08/2015)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research
Does Attention Capacity Moderate the Effect of Driver Distraction in Older Drivers?National(04/01/2015)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
There Are Big Negatives When Older People Stop DrivingNational(03/04/2015)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.

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Unexpected Outcomes for Elderly Couples Who Stop DrivingNational(02/24/2015)Nonprofit Organization

Even if just one member of a couple stops driving, negative consequences result for both the driver and non-driver, a study concludes. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation StartersOther Materials
Lives Saved by Vehicle Safety TechnologiesNational(01/01/2015)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report on the lives saved by vehicle safety technologies and associated federal motor vehicle safety standards from 1960 to 2012.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsHandouts, Publication/Journal Article
Identifying and Referring Medically Impaired DriversNational(01/01/2015)Nonprofit Organization

Learn about the medical problems that can occur with age, chronic diseases, and medication including vision, decreased motor function, dementia, diabetes and other conditions. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Mature Motorists Worse at Texting and Driving, Study ShowsNational(12/18/2014)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchPublication/Journal Article
Senior Citizens Back Tougher Rules for Older DriversNational(12/04/2014)News

This article explains that contrary to popular belief, seniors actually want to see tougher rules in place for older drivers.

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesReporting RequirementsPublication/Journal Article
Driving and Dementia: A Review of the LiteratureNational(12/01/2014)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older DriversNational(12/01/2014)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, ResearchCommunity Resources
Trends in Older Driver Crash Involvement Rates and Survivability in the United StatesNational(11/01/2014)Nonprofit Organization

 The current study examined if trends in crash rates, crash involvements, and survivability persisted into more recent years.

Family Members/CaregiversResearchCommunity Resources
Road Diet Informational GuideNational(11/01/2014)US Department of Transportation

 By converting four-lane roadways to 3 (1 lane in each direction, with a center 2-way turning lane), road diets assist older drivers by making left turns safer, and help older pedestrians by reducing the crossing distance of the road.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
International: Cognitive Screening Tools for Predicting Unsafe Driving Behavior Among Senior DriversNational(10/17/2014)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.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Retests, AssessmentPublication/Journal Article
Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older DriversNational(10/14/2014)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchCommunity Resources
Senior Drivers—and All Other Drivers—9 Tips for Summer DrivingNational(07/15/2014)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversFitness to Drive, Successful StrategiesOther Materials, Social Media
The History of Road Safety Research: A Quantitative ApproachNational(07/14/2014)Nonprofit Organization

In this paper we provide a global description in quantitative terms, of the developments in road safety research from the early 1900’s until 2010.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearchHandouts
Development of Safe-driving-system Features for Elderly DriversNational(07/04/2014)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Safer VehiclesPublication/Journal Article
Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United StatesNational(06/27/2014)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistPublication/Journal Article
Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United StatesNational(06/27/2014)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistPublication/Journal Article
Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging PopulationNational(06/01/2014)US Department of Transportation

This 3rd Edition of FHWA's popular resource for selecting proven crash countermeasures that protect older adults covers 51 treatment options, including their rationale for inclusion and a guide for selecting projects using the Handbook.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindPolicy Document, Training
Effect of a Group Intervention to Promote Older Adults’ Adjustment to Driving Cessation on Community Mobility: A Randomized Controlled TrialNational(06/01/2014)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.

Medical Professionals, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
The Gaps and Pathways Project for Medically-at-Risk Older DriversNational(04/22/2014)Nonprofit Organization

This brief paper describes the contents of the special issue and offers links to the specific content developed by AOTA/NHSTA that can be accessed free from the AOTA Older Drivers website.

Medical ProfessionalsResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Seniors’ and Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Using Driving Simulators in Clinical SettingsNational(04/22/2014)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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and MobileDelaware(04/16/2014)Nonprofit Organization

This video explores how the Delaware Department of Transportation has successfully improved safety for all road users by focusing on the needs of older drivers. Many of the successful strategies highlighted could be replicated elsewhere.

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Communicating Your Work to the Public, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in Mind, Noteworthy Practices and Success StoriesVideo
Delaware: Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and MobileDelaware(04/16/2014)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.

Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityVideo
Disease-, Age-related Effects of HIV May Impact Driving Abilities of Middle-aged and Older AdultsAlabama(04/02/2014)University

Nearly half of people living with HIV experience cognitive deficits that may impact instrumental activities of daily living, including driving, according research.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Alzheimer’s Society Podcast April 2014 - Dementia and DrivingNational(04/01/2014)Nonprofit Organization

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Effect of Passenger Presence on Older Drivers’ Risk of Fatal Crash InvolvementNational(03/28/2014)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.

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
Staying healthy in your car: Coping with illness and ageNational(03/09/2014)University

 How do illnesses and age affect motor vehicle safety, and how can a man keep driving in good health?

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingDiscussion Guide Research
Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with DementiaNational(02/25/2014)Nonprofit Organization

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

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Fit for the Road: Older Drivers’ Crash Rates Continue to DropNational(02/20/2014)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.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearch, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsHandouts, Other Materials
Study: Aging Drivers Crash Less Often Than Earlier GenerationsNational(02/20/2014)News

This article reports on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s findings that drivers aged 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations.

Family Members/CaregiversResearchPublication/Journal Article
Driver Safety for Older Adults: What Families Need to KnowCalifornia(02/12/2014)Nonprofit Organization

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

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Driving Skills/AbilityVideo
Driving Tips for SeniorsNational(01/01/2014)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.

Medical Professionals, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013)National(01/01/2014)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. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Handouts, Other Materials
Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults Volunteer and Work Lives, Social Lives Okay in Short TermNational(09/17/2013)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
How to Discuss Driver Safety Concerns with Older AdultsNational(08/27/2013)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.

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingTraining, Video
Alaska: Older Alaskan Safe Driving PSAAlaska(08/14/2013)State Department of Transportation

A public service announcement created by Alaska’s Highway Safety Office on older driver safety. Several keys factors in safe driving are mentioned such as good vision, reaction time, strength and flexibility.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Successful StrategiesVideo
Seniors Behind the Wheel: Few Kids Have the TalkNational(07/29/2013)News

This USA Today article talks about the difficulties children of seniors face when discussing driving cessation.

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article
How to Understand and Influence an Older DriverNational(07/01/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA offers an e-booklet on how to understand and the influence of older drivers on its website.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide, Handouts
Driving with Parkinson’s DiseaseNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s video on driving with Parkinson’s disease discusses how the illness affects body movements and can cause body tremors which both could affect driving safely. 

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driving with DiabetesNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

This video created by NHTSA shows how driving with diabetes can increasingly become more difficult and impossible to continue.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driving with Alzheimer’s DiseaseNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s video on driving with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious forms of dementia shows how difficult it is to drive safely when a senior is affected by one of these illnesses. 

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driving Rehabilitation ServicesNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA covers driving rehabilitation services in this video. Seniors can speak with a driving rehabilitation specialist to help determine if driving is still a safe option.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Driving After a StrokeNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

This NHTSA video shows how driving after a stroke can be difficult because of limited mobility issues, possible vision problems and slower thinking.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistVideo
Medical Conditions in Older Drivers - Law EnforcementNational(06/20/2013)US Department of Transportation

See how law enforcement officials can help a driver with medical problems.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Husband Goes Missing in Car COColorado(05/31/2013)Association

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Driver Assessment Traffic Stop MANational(05/31/2013)Association

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Seniors Driving: When Should Your Parents’ Keys Be Taken Away?National(05/18/2013)News

Huffington Post shares a video clips from “The Drs” discussing senior driving and knowing when parents’ keys should be taken away. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article
Injury Vulnerability and Effectiveness of Occupant Protection Technologies for Older Occupants and WomenNational(05/01/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report on injury vulnerability and the effectiveness of occupant protection technologies for older occupants and women.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Safer VehiclesHandouts
Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, Researcher FindsNational(04/26/2013)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.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & DrivingNational(03/01/2013)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.

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Warning Signs of Impaired DrivingDiscussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research, Handouts
Effectiveness of LED Stop Lamps for Reducing Rear-End Crashes: Analyses of State Crash DataNational(02/01/2013)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report on the effectiveness of LED stop lamps for reducing rear-end crashes and analyses of state crash data.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsHandouts, Publication/Journal Article
Keeping Elderly Drivers SafeNational(01/05/2013)Association

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

Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesTransportation Engineering/PlanningTraining, Video
Time to Hand Over the Keys?National(12/31/2012)Association

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

Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesHandouts
Standardized Road Test Results Differ from Older Adults’ Natural DrivingNational(12/05/2012)News

Studies have shown that our driving abilities decline with age, and for those with cognitive issues such as dementia, it can be even worse.

Family Members/CaregiversFitness to Drive, ResearchDiscussion Guide Research
When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys?National(11/18/2012)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Successful StrategiesOther Materials
Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter?National(10/30/2012)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveOther Materials
When Should Seniors Hang Up the Car Keys?National(10/08/2012)News

NPR reported that “officials are bracing for a surge in senior drivers.” With statistics showing an accident increase after 65 and the likelihood of fatal accidents after 75, according to NPR.com. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Driving ImpairmentPublication/Journal Article
Reasons Why Teenagers and Older People Are the Riskiest DriversNational(10/01/2012)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSafer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesOther Materials
Older Pedestrians at Risk – And How States Can Make it Safer and Easier for Older Residents to WalkNational(08/01/2012)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own HandsNew York(07/25/2012)News

This video is of some East Brooklyn seniors who are fighting to keep their streets safe.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Video
Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer?National(02/13/2012)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. 

Family Members/CaregiversResearchCommunity Resources
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older DriversNational(02/02/2012)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.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DrivePublication/Journal Article
Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle?National(02/02/2012)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsPublication/Journal Article
Conversations About Senior DrivingNational(01/11/2012)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversDriver EducationVideo
Did You Know? Mature Driving QuizNational(01/01/2012)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.

Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Self-ScreeningVideo
Utah: Senior Drivers – 2011 Utah Crash FactsUtah(12/31/2011)State Department of Transportation

Utah’s Department of Public Safety release its crash rates per licensed driver by age in 2011.

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchHandouts, Visor Cards
Many Older Floridians Have No Backup Plan After Hanging Up Their KeysFlorida(12/02/2011)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. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Illinois: City of Chicago 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis – Summary ReportIllinois(12/01/2011)State Department of Transportation

The city of Chicago published its 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis Summary Report which includes information on pedestrian activity and efforts to improve safety on its streets.

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchOther Materials
Turning Over the Keys: Medical Fitness and Aging DriversDistrict of Columbia(08/24/2011)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingTraining
Helping Eye Care Providers Better Assess Driving in Older AdultsNational(08/23/2011)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.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Dementia & Driving Resource Center (A bump in the road) National(08/16/2011)Nonprofit Organization

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center has information regarding seniors affected with dementia and Alzheimer’s and how to deal with their desire to drive. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningVideo
Dementia & Driving Resource Center (Supportive Conversations Video) National(08/16/2011)Nonprofit Organization

The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center has information regarding seniors affected with dementia and Alzheimer’s and how to deal with their desire to drive. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningVideo
Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common MistakeNational(06/22/2011)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Elderly Drivers Support Competency TestsNational(05/28/2011)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearch, RetestsPublication/Journal Article
Colorado: Survey Finds Aging Drivers Support Mandatory Retesting to Get LicenseColorado(05/25/2011)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Fitness to Drive, Reporting Requirements, Screening & Assessments, Retests, Driving Test, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide Research
Is It Time for Your Senior Driving Safety Course?National(03/23/2011)Association

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

Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Self-Screening, EvaluationCommunity Resources
Seniors Have Trouble Walking And Talking At The Same TimeNational(03/16/2011)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.”

Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveCommunity Resources
Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road SkillsNational(01/14/2011)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.

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Driver Education, Research, Safer Vehicles, Evaluation, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistPublication/Journal Article
NHSTA Older Driver Safety Program Five - Year Strategic Plan 2012 -2017National(12/01/2010)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. 

State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearch, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide Research, Referral Lists, Policy Document
Cognitive Training Decreases Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement of Older DriversAlabama(11/04/2010)University

This study was done to test cognitive training and motor vehicle collision in senior drivers.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Seniors Driving Research by MIT AgeLab and The HartfordNational(06/30/2010)News

Newscaster Conn Jackson speaks with MIT AgeLab’s Dr. Liza D’Ambrosio and The Hartford’s Jodi Olshevski about the latest research on senior driving. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesDiscussion Guide Research, Video
To Drive or Not to Drive, That Isn’t the QuestionNational(12/31/2009)Nonprofit Organization

This research examines older drivers and how they rationalize and cope with their own changing psychological and physical functioning.

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older DriversCommunity Resources
Residual Effects of Hypnotic Drugs in Aging DriversNational(12/31/2009)Association

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

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, ResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Senior Driving Program – CarFitNational(12/02/2009)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.

Family Members/CaregiversDriver EducationTraining, Video
Driver Fitness Medical GuidelinesNational(09/01/2009)US Department of Transportation

The National Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides a driver fitness medical guideline booklet on its website. 

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingHandouts
The Long-Term Effect of ABS in Passenger Cars and LTVsNational(08/01/2009)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report on the long-term effect of ABS in passenger cars and LTVs.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversResearchHandouts
International Older Driver Consensus Conference on Assessment, Remediation and Counseling for Transportation Alternatives: Summary and RecommendationsNational(07/28/2009)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Retests, Transportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Improving Driving Performance of Senior Drivers Through Self-Monitoring with a Driving DiaryNational(07/28/2009)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesSuccessful StrategiesPublication/Journal Article
Driving Transitions Education (Tools, Scripts, And Practices)National(06/01/2009)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA's publication "Driving Transitions Education (Tools, Scripts, And Practices)"

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Research, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversHandouts, Other Materials
NCHRP Vol. 9 Report 500National(04/08/2009)Nonprofit Organization

This report of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program/Transportation Research Board provides a comprehensive guide to reducing crashes involving older drivers, and details effective engineering solutions and relative costs.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindPublication/Journal Article
The Effectiveness of Amber Rear Turn Signals for Reducing Rear ImpactsNational(04/01/2009)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report on the effectiveness of amber rear turn signals for reducing rear impacts.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchOther Materials
Designing In-Vehicle Technologies for Older DriversNational(03/01/2009)University

New in-vehicle systems must be designed for users who receive no training in how to use them and whose cognitive and sensory abilities vary.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsPublication/Journal Article
Do Older Drivers At-Risk for Crashes Modify Their Driving Over Time?National(02/04/2009)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Harnessing New Technology To Keep Older People Behind The Wheel For LongerNational(09/20/2008)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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive TechnologyPublication/Journal Article
Stressed Older Drivers Are Three Times More Likely To Brake Than Calm DriversNational(09/05/2008)News

A new study examines how stress affects decision-making and finds that older adults alter their behavior more than young adults when under stress -- particularly in situations involving risk.

Family Members/CaregiversResearchCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide Research
Factors Leading to Older Drivers’ Intersection CrashesNational(09/01/2008)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.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearchPublication/Journal Article
The Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Driving-Related Abilities in Older Drivers: An Exploratory StudyNational(07/07/2008)Association

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

Older DriversSelf-ScreeningPublication/Journal Article
Crash Risk of Older Drivers After Attending a Mature Driver Education ProgramNational(11/01/2007)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Screening & AssessmentsPublication/Journal Article
Transportation and Aging: A Research Agenda for Advancing Safe MobilityNational(10/01/2007)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Tinted Windshield and Its Effects on Aging Drivers’ Visual Acuity and Glare ResponseNational(08/01/2007)Nonprofit Organization

The objective of this study was to assess whether alternating different tinted windshields would affect aging drivers’ visual acuity and glare response.

Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive TechnologyOther Materials
Senior Drivers Less Likely Than Youngest Drivers To Cause Accidents, Study FindsNational(07/23/2007)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. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversFitness to DrivePublication/Journal Article
Senior Drivers Aren’t Unsafe DriversNational(07/19/2007)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.”

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Driving Test, Assessment, Successful StrategiesPublication/Journal Article
Personal Vehicle TransportationNational(07/01/2007)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversFitness to Drive, Successful StrategiesOther Materials
Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older PersonsNational(07/01/2007)Nonprofit Organization

This AAA Foundation research report studied older adult walking speeds and investigated re-timing pedestrian signals to better facilitate safe street crossing without causing undue traffic delay.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearchHandouts, Other Materials
Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to DriveNational(06/11/2007)Nonprofit Organization

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversFitness to DriveOther Materials
Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to DriveNational(06/11/2007)Nonprofit Organization

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversFitness to DriveOther Materials
Transportation in an Aging SocietyNational(04/01/2007)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.

Family Members/CaregiversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveCommunity Resources, Handouts
Older Driver Safety – Knowledge Sharing Should Help States Prepare for Increase in Older Driver PopulationNational(04/01/2007)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.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchHandouts
Evaluation of Two Assessment Tools in Predicting Driving Ability of Senior DriversNational(03/01/2007)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.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearch, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Driving TestPublication/Journal Article
The Case For and Against Mandatory Age-based Assessment of Older DriversNational(09/01/2006)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversDriver EducationCommunity Resources
Driving Cessation: The Perspective of Senior DriversNational(08/03/2006)Association

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

Medical ProfessionalsTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Giving Up Driving May Be Express Lane To Long-term CareNational(07/19/2006)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.

Medical Professionals, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Collisions Involving Senior Drivers: High-risk Conditions and LocationsNational(07/01/2006)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Sensitivity and Specificity of the Assessment of Driving-related Skills Older Driving Screening ToolNational(06/01/2006)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Driving Test, Assessment, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive ImpairmentNational(03/15/2006)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
The Older Driver with Dementia: An Updated Literature ReviewNational(12/31/2005)Nonprofit Organization

This paper addresses the issue and limits of senior drivers with dementia.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Straight Talk for Mature Drivers – Good Vision…Vital to Good DrivingNational(12/31/2005)Nonprofit Organization

AAA’s discusses how good vision is vital for seniors and safe driving in this online brochure. Vision can be affected in many ways due to aging.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older DriversHandouts, Referral Lists
Connecticut: Elderly Driving Restrictions and Mandatory Testing RequirementsConnecticut(11/22/2005)Nonprofit Organization

This OLR Research Report conducted by Associate Legislative Attorney, Janet L. Kaminski, details Connecticut’s laws regarding license renewal, which at the 2005 there were no special requirements that only applied to elderly residents. 

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPolicy Document
Determining Older Driver Crash Responsibility from Police and Insurance DataNational(08/08/2005)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
The Elderly DriverNational(06/01/2005)Association

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

Family Members/CaregiversConversation StartersCommunity Resources
Impact of an Educational Program on the Safety of High-risk Older DriversNational(04/01/2004)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.

Medical ProfessionalsDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
Older Driver Safety: A Report from the Older Drivers ProjectNational(12/03/2003)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation StartersPublication/Journal Article
Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older PersonsNational(06/01/2003)Nonprofit Organization

This report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety studied the walking speed of older pedestrians, and suggested ways to improve signal timing to improve safety while not increasing congestion.

Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearch, Transportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindPublication/Journal Article
A Pocket Guide to Improve Traffic Control and Mobility for Our Older PopulationNational(01/01/2003)US Department of Transportation

This pocket guide helps transportation professionals consider the needs of an aging population and covers three key areas -- intersections/interchanges, curves, and temporary traffic control situations (e.g., workzones).

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindPublication/Journal Article, Training
Driving and Alternatives: Older Drivers in MichiganMichigan(01/01/2003)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.

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Evaluating the Impact of Passengers on the Safety of Older DriversKentucky(01/01/2003)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationPublication/Journal Article
The SIMARD Screening Tool to Identify Unfit Drivers. Are We There Now?National(03/15/2001)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.

Medical ProfessionalsAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, AssessmentPublication/Journal Article
Effectiveness of Pretensioners And Load Limiters for Enhancing Fatality Reduction By Seat BeltsNational(11/01/2000)US Department of Transportation

NHTSA’s Technical Report Documentation on the effectiveness of pretensioners and load limiters for enhancing fatality reduction by seat belts.

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearch, Safer VehiclesHandouts, Publication/Journal Article
Consequences of Driving Cessation Decreased Out-of-Home Activity LevelsConnecticut(11/01/2000)Association

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation StartersPublication/Journal Article
Massachusetts: Pedestrian Safety Guidelines for Residential Streets in BostonMassachusetts(08/01/2000)State Department of Transportation

The city of Boston published its plan to improve pedestrian safety in residential areas.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful Strategies, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Handouts
Driving Decisions WorkbookNational(01/01/2000)US Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute to assist drivers in understanding age-related changes that can affect your ability to drive safely.

Older DriversDriver Education, Screening & Assessments, Self-Screening, Transportation Engineering/PlanningHandouts, Training
The Older Adult DriverNational(01/01/2000)Nonprofit Organization

 Knowing a senior driver’s driving history, medication, possible medical and physiological issues are all topics that are covered, as well as, additional measures that should be taken to prevent injury while driving.

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Characteristics of Traffic Crashes Among Young, Middle-aged, and Older DriversNational(05/01/1999)Association

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

Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Driving Cessation and Changes in Mileage Driven Among Elderly IndividualsNational(09/01/1998)Association

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

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Confidence In, and Self-rating Of, Driving Ability Among Older DriversConnecticut(05/01/1998)Association

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

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/AbilityPublication/Journal Article
Illinois: Impact from Changes in IL Drivers License Renewal Requirements for Older DriversIllinois(01/01/1998)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Driving TestPublication/Journal Article
Trends in Highway Safety: Effects of an Aging Population on Accident PropensityNational(08/01/1995)Nonprofit Organization

This research speaks to the U.S’s aging population and propensity for car crashes.

Family Members/CaregiversResearchCommunity Resources
Psychoactive Medications and Injurious Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Older DriversNational(11/01/1994)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.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Compensation in Older Drivers as Reflected in Their Fatal AccidentsNational(02/01/1994)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.

Older DriversDriving ImpairmentPublication/Journal Article
Cognitive-Motor Abilities of the Elderly DriverNational(02/01/1992)Association

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

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Vision, Aging, and Driving: The Problems of Older DriversNational(01/01/1992)Association

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Visual Requirements for Safety and Mobility of Older DriversNational(10/01/1991)Nonprofit Organization

This paper was done to assess visual deterioration with aging and how to deal with issues in visual functions and driving.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversPublication/Journal Article
Recent Changes in Driving Among Older AdultsNational(10/01/1991)Association

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

State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Differences in Accident Characteristics Among Elderly Drivers and Between Elderly and Middle-aged DriversNational(10/01/1990)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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Cardiovascular Disease, Aging and Traffic AccidentsCalifornia(08/01/1967)State Department of Transportation

Mean individual traffic accident and violation rates were compared for 267 “healthy” drivers and 82 senile persons. 

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingPublication/Journal Article
Driver Safety QuestionnaireNationalAssociation

An interactive tool on older adults driving safety information for the public and caregivers. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Medical Professionals, Older DriversScreening & AssessmentsHandouts, Referral Lists, Other Materials
AGS Virtual Patient Cases Programs on the Assessment of Older Drivers NationalAssociation

This provides virtual patient simulations of clinical encounters with three older drivers. These cases provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn how to incorporate the safety needs of older drivers. 

Medical ProfessionalsAssessing and Counseling Older DriversTraining
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Specialist's Quick Guide for Assessing and Counseling Older DriversNationalAssociation

This quick guide is the product of a cooperative agreement between the American Geriatrics Society and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was developed in collaboration with the EAST. 

Medical ProfessionalsAssessing and Counseling Older DriversDiscussion Guide, Training
African- American Seat Belt Safety ToolkitNationalUS Department of Transportation

NHTSA is raising awareness about the dangers associated with not wearing a seat belt and convincing these unbelted occupants to buckle up. 

Family Members/CaregiversDriver EducationHandouts
Grandparents & Safety Car Seat SafetyNationalUS Department of Transportation

Today, Many grandparents are their grandchildren's caretakers and may be responsible for correctly installing and using car seats. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationCommunity Resources, Handouts
Older Driver Safety Program NationalAssociation

Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Georgia's overarching goal for this safety program is to maintain mobility and safety of older drivers while making the roadways safe for all road users. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Successful StrategiesOther Materials
Stepping Out as an Older Adult - Be Healthy, Walk SafelyNationalUS Department of Transportation

Whether you are stepping out to exercise, run errands, or both, make sure you maintain your safety while enjoying the health benefits of walking. NHTSA has a q&a about what to look out for. 

Older DriversPedestrian SafetyDiscussion Guide, Other Materials
LAPD Announced Holiday Traffic Enforcement Campaign – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles SentinelCaliforniaNews

LA Police Department announces during the holiday season, additional police officers will patrol the monitor driver with disabilities.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesOther Materials
Transportation OptionsOhioState Department of Transportation

Do you need help finding transportation in your area?  Most Ohio communities have a variety of options, some with free or reduced fares.  Eligibility requirements such as age or income may apply.   

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversSuccessful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Older Driver SafetyOhioState Department of Transportation

To prevent crashes, Ohio has state and local programs and resources that can help older adopt strategies to stay safe on the road, as well as find alternatives to driving if they can no longer do so safely.

Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver EducationCommunity Resources, Other
Driving in Winter WeatherNationalUS Department of Transportation

Helpful driving tips for older road users about how to prepare for driving in the winter months. Whether it's snow, sleet, or ice, winter weather can cause extremely dangerous road conditions. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Vehicle Safety FeaturesCommunity Resources, Other
Law Enforcement Resources for Older Driver Safety Awareness WeekNationalAssociation
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Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving ImpairmentHandouts
Older Driver and Family Resources Older Driver Safety Awareness Week NationalAssociation
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Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Skills/AbilityHandouts
Resources for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week NationalAssociation
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Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/AbilityOther Materials
Carfit Virutal Workshops & Focus SessionsNationalNonprofit Organization

This workshop can help improve your fit in your personal vehicle. How getting the proper fit in your vehicle may increase your safety and the safety of others on the road. It is a FREE, 90-minute workshop. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsTraining, Video
Vehicle Safety & Comfort: Seat BeltsNationalNonprofit Organization

Find out how to wear your seat belt fo the safest fit to lower your risk of injury. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsVideo
Carfit Online WorkshopNationalNonprofit Organization

Learn how to get the best fit in your vehicle and how it may help you stay safer on the road with the full-length CarFit online Workshop 

Older DriversDriver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsVideo
AARP Driver Safety Quick Learnings NationalNonprofit Organization

Whether you'll be behind the wheel or just enjoying the ride be prepared for the road ahead with AARP Driver Safety's free educational resources on the vehicle, driving, and alternative transportation. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety FeaturesVideo
Kansas Retire your keys PostersKansasState Department of Transportation

A poster along with the other two attachments that were developed by Kansas Department of Transportation. 

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Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityCommunity Resources
Senior Navigator- Older Driver SafetyVirginiaNonprofit Organization

A list of programs from all across Virginia to help your loved one drive safer, for longer. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityCommunity Resources
Older Driver Safety and Transition for the Mature DriverNationalAssociationFamily Members/CaregiversResearchHandouts
Older Driver Safety and Transition NationalAssociation

Older driver safety will continue to receive increased attention. New resources and new information appear frequently.

Family Members/Caregivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchHandouts
Find a Ride FloridaFloridaState Department of Transportation

Find a ride in Florida. 

Older DriversResearchOther
Senior Driver SafetyFloridaAssociation

Our mission is to make it easy for you to complete your Florida DMV needs online.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Reporting RequirementsCommunity Resources
The Role Of Driver Rehabilitation In Determining Fitness To Drive: Recommendations for State Driver License Agencies NationalAssociation

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.

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State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Conversation Starters, Driver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistHandbooks/Manuals, Other Materials
Governor's Traffic Safety CommitteeNew YorkState Department of Transportation

The New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) coordinates traffic safety activities in the state and shares useful, timely information about traffic safety and the state's highway safety grant program.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Senior Driver Safety & MobilityNationalAssociation

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.

 

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-ScreeningOther
At-Risk Driver Population and ProgramsNationalAssociation

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

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Self-ScreeningHandbooks/Manuals, Laws
Auto Driver Safety AARPNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Screening & AssessmentsCommunity Resources
PedBikeInfoNationalAssociation

Safety and resources for biking. 

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationOther
Tip Sheet: Safety Tips For Older DriversNationalAssociation

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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Self-ScreeningOther Materials
Tip Sheet: Safety Tips For Older DriversNationalAssociation

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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Self-ScreeningOther Materials
Older Drivers- Injury FactsNationalAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchDiscussion Guide Research, Other
Headlight UseNationalNonprofit Organization

Headlight instruction on when you should turn your headlights on for all 50 states

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, Safer VehiclesCommunity Resources, Referral Lists
Distracted Driving Laws in Each StateNationalAssociation

Statewide laws related to distracted driving across the country 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationCommunity Resources, Referral Lists, Other Materials
Distracted Driving Laws in Each StateNationalAssociation

Statewide laws related to distracted driving across the country 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationCommunity Resources, Referral Lists, Other Materials
Driving Safety for Older Road UsersNationalAssociation

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

Medical ProfessionalsDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/Ability, Safer Vehicles, Screening & Assessments, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT)WashingtonNonprofit Organization

S.A.L.T. stands for Seniors And Law Enforcement Together. It is a cooperative effort of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driver EducationCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Safe Mobility Florida FloridaState Department of Transportation

Law enforcement officials, who older adults trust, can help an aging driver steer clear of harm's way on the road. Law enforcement officials can also be helpful when it comes to interacting with stakeholders on the topic.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving ImpairmentVisor Cards, Training
Governor Highway Safety AssociationNationalAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchCommunity Resources
Walking: Tips on How to Use Transportation Options in FloridaFloridaAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Successful StrategiesHandbooks/Manuals
ADED: Recommendations for State Driver License AgenciesNationalAssociation

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. 

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, AssessmentHandbooks/Manuals
Senior Licensing Policies and Practices NationalAssociation

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. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingLaws
Aging (Older) DriversWisconsinState Department of Transportation

Wisconsin has compiled a list of resources for older drivers to help them and their loved ones assess driving safety. 

State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationCommunity Resources, Laws
Cycling Survey Databook 2020MassachusettsAssociation

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

Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingHandbooks/Manuals
Associations Between Vision Impairment and Driving and the Effectiveness of Vision Related Interventions NationalNews

Driving is one of the main modes of transport with safe driving requiring a combination of visual, cognitive, and physical skills. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversDriving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, ResearchPublication/Journal Article
Spectrum of Driver ServicesNationalNonprofit Organization

Define the common language and different program models used in a wide range of driving programs, covering everything from driving school for healthy drivers to driving rehabilitation programs. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, EvaluationHandouts, Referral Lists
Spectrum of Driver ServicesNationalNonprofit Organization

Define the common language and different program models used in a wide range of driving programs, covering everything from driving school for healthy drivers to driving rehabilitation programs. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, EvaluationHandouts, Referral Lists
Tips and resources for safe older drivers NationalAssociation

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. 

Medical Professionals, Older DriversConversation Starters, EvaluationReferral Lists
Clinicians Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers OverviewNationalState Department of Transportation

This includes selection and highlights from the Clinicians Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Road Users. 

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Reporting Requirements, Research, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Successful StrategiesHandouts, Referral Lists, Training
Practitioner toolkit: The Role of OT in Driving rehabNationalAssociation

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 

Medical ProfessionalsScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, AssessmentCommunity Resources, Other Materials
Driving and Traveling After a Heart AttackNationalNonprofit Organization

Getting back behind the wheel after a heart attack can be just another step in your recovery, but it's important that you're both ready and prepared. 

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingHandouts, Referral Lists
How to Talk With Senior About their Unsafe Driving NationalNonprofit Organization

Talking to seniors about their driving abilities can be a difficult conversation to have. For many people, driving represents independence, so giving that freedom can be very difficult to accept. 

Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research, Handouts, Training
Exercise For Mature DriversNationalAssociation

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. 

Medical Professionals, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driving Skills/Ability, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Handouts
Road to Zero: Doubling Down on What Works NationalNonprofit Organization

The Doubling Down on What Works is a working group of the Road to Zero Coalition has created a clearinghouse for resources. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing Agencies, Transportation Engineers/PlannersReporting Requirements, Research, Transportation Engineering/Planning, Designing Roadways with Older Adults in MindCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide, Other Materials
The Road To Zero Coalition NationalNonprofit Organization

The Road to Zero Coalitinon, managed by the NSC, released a comprehensive report laying out strategies to end roadway deaths in the U.S by 2050

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, ResearchDiscussion Guide Research, Other Materials, Publication/Journal Article
Reading the RoadNationalAssociation

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

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningVideo
Road Safe Seniors Welcome VideoNationalAssociation

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

Older DriversDriving Skills/AbilityVideo
Safer Roads Resource VideoNationalAssociation

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

Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/PlanningVideo
Plan For The Road AheadNationalAssociationOlder Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesFitness to DriveCommunity Resources
Senior Driver Safety - CarFitNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Safety Features, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsVideo
Roadway Safety GuideNationalNonprofit Organization

This community-oriented Guide is published by the Roadway Safety Foundation to help communicate key engineering and road design principles to lay audiences. It is a comprehensive resource and free of charge. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Transportation Engineers/PlannersTransportation Engineering/Planning, Communicating Your Work to the PublicCommunity Resources, Publication/Journal Article
Driving with CataractsNationalAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Driving Safety Tips for Senior DriversTexasAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Safer Vehicles, Screening & Assessments, Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Transportation Engineering/PlanningDiscussion Guide, Policy Document
Driving Safely While Aging GracefullyNationalUS Department of Transportation

NHTSA has created a guide filled with information on how seniors can drive safely. 

Older DriversDriver Education, Screening & Assessments, Self-Screening, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Driving Safely After 60NationalAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Driving Evaluations by an Occupational TherapistNationalAssociation

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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Driving Skills/Ability, Screening & AssessmentsCommunity Resources
Driving and PD (Parkinson's Disease)NationalUniversity

The page includes links regarding self-assessments of driving ability, how Parkinson’s disease affects driving ability, how MD’s assess a person’s ability to drive and more.

Medical ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingWebinar
DriveSharpNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver Education, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to DriveOther Materials, Training
V2V Communications Fact SheetNationalUS Department of Transportation

For the past decade, NHTSA has researched V2V, a communication technology that allows vehicles to communicate to one another regarding important safety and mobility information. 

Family Members/CaregiversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Vehicle Modifications/AccommodationsHandouts, Other Materials
Utah: Senior Licensing LawsUtahNonprofit Organization

AAA’s website states that Utah requires its residents to renew their licenses and pass a vision test every five years and that there are no additional requirements for senior drivers.

Family Members/CaregiversReporting RequirementsHandouts
Drivewell ToolkitNationalUS Department of Transportation

The American Society on Aging (ASA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have developed a driver safety toolkit for people working directly with older adult. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver Education, Research, Successful StrategiesHandouts, Other Materials
Utah: Ride UTAUtahAssociation

A blog for Utah’s Transit Authority.

Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningSocial Media
Turning the Corner…and Still Driving: A Review of Law Enforcement Programs Involving Older Driver SafetyNationalAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsSuccessful StrategiesHandouts
Maine: Driving Laws for Seniors and Older DriversMaineAssociation

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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesFitness to Drive, Reporting Requirements, Voluntary Reporting, Mandatory Reporting, RetestsLaws
Know When to be ConcernedNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/CaregiversConversation StartersCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research
Kentucky: Driver License Information for SeniorsKentuckyAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesRetests, Evaluation, AssessmentLaws
Kansas: KS Highway Patrol's Elderly Driving InformationKansasAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingDiscussion Guide, Laws
Issues Related to Older DriversNationalAssociation

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.

Medical Professionals, Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriver Education, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistCommunity Resources
Interventions That Can Empower Drivers (Podcast)NationalAssociation

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.

 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistCommunity Resources, Social Media
Indiana: Senior Driver and Mobility ServicesIndianaAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Rehabilitation Specialist, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Illinois: The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District BlogIllinoisAssociation

The Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Mass Transit District blog.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Illinois: Cyber Drive - Services for SeniorsIllinoisState Department of Transportation

The Secretary of State for Illinois's office has a website, Cyber Drive Illinois, that was created to disseminate information regarding obtaining a driver’s license and license plates and to promote safety on the state’s roads.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversScreening & AssessmentsReferral Lists, Training
Identifying Changes That Can Affect DrivingNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Driver Education, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Safer VehiclesCommunity Resources, Social Media
Idaho: Senior Licensing LawsIdahoAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesFitness to Drive, Reporting Requirements, RetestsLaws, Policy Document
How’s My Driving?MichiganState Department of Transportation

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

Medical Professionals, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Self-ScreeningHandouts
The Roadway Safety GuideNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationHandouts, Social Media, Training
Wyoming: Guide to Assessment & Counseling of Older DriversWyomingNonprofit Organization

Summary of Wyoming policies and regulations for older driver licensing

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesRetestsReferral Lists
How Caregivers Can Keep Elderly Drivers SafeNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Safer Vehicles, Transportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources, Referral Lists
Helping Older Drivers Stay Safe: A Guide for Family & FriendsPennsylvaniaState Department of Transportation

This guide will help you, as a family member or friend, know when and how to get involved in an older person’s decision on whether they should modify their driving routine, or if they should no longer drive.

Family Members/CaregiversConversation Starters, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Transportation Engineering/PlanningHandouts
Helping Elders Retire From DrivingNationalAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversTransportation Engineering/PlanningPublication/Journal Article
Wisconsin: Department of Transportation Senior Driver InformationWisconsinState Department of Transportation

The page includes links regarding special driving circumstances, senior drivers, law enforcement and medical professionals.

Older Drivers, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriver EducationCommunity Resources
Will Elderly and Disabled Gain Most From Autonomous Cars?CaliforniaAssociation

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. 

Family Members/CaregiversAssistive Technology, Adaptive Technology, Safer VehiclesSocial Media
When to Put the Brakes on Elderly DriversNationalAssociation

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. 

Family Members/CaregiversConversation StartersCommunity Resources, Other Materials
When to Put the Brakes on Driving: Autonomy vs SafetyNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversConversation Starters, Driver EducationCommunity Resources, Other Materials
GrandDriver – Older Driver Safety and MobilityMarylandAssociation

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

Older DriversDriver Education, Driving Skills/AbilityReferral Lists
When Should I Stop Driving?NationalAssociation

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.

Older DriversFitness to Drive, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-ScreeningCommunity Resources, Other Materials
What Risks Do Older Drivers Pose to Traffic Safety?NationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/CaregiversDriver Education, Driving ImpairmentCommunity Resources
Watching Out for Senior WalkersNationalNonprofit Organization

A workshop, created by NHTSA, was held in various cities to educate local transportation engineers, law enforcement officers, elected officials and others on senior pedestrian safety.

Law Enforcement Professionals, Transportation Engineers/PlannersResearch, Transportation Engineering/PlanningTraining
Washington: Safe driving for seniorsDistrict of ColumbiaAssociation

Washington State Department of Licensing resource for older drivers.

Older DriversScreening & Assessments, RetestsCommunity Resources
Volunteer Driver ProgramsNationalAssociation

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

Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Vision Screening of Older Drivers for Preventing Road Traffic Injuries and FatalitiesNationalAssociation

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

Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversCommunity Resources
Virginia: Mature Driver SafetyVirginiaState Department of Transportation

Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles’ website gives information regarding safe driving courses and GrandDriver for mature drivers in the state. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver EducationCommunity Resources
Virginia: Arlington's Transit BlogVirginiaAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningSocial Media
Florida: Tampa Bay's Go Hart Public TransportationFloridaAssociation

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

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversTransportation Engineering/PlanningCommunity Resources
Evergreen Campaign MaterialNationalUS Department of Transportation

To learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in older drivers. You may want to share some of the materials at the following site with family members.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driver EducationCommunity Resources, Social Media
Medical Reporting/Medical Review ProcessFloridaAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources, Laws
Driver License Renewal Requirements/Options for Older DriversFloridaAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsResearchCommunity Resources, Laws
10 Warning Signs a Driver May Have Alzheimer’s DiseaseNationalAssociation

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. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingVisor Cards
Driver Medical ReferralFloridaAssociation

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.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVisor Cards
Referring Drivers to MVA Medical Review ProcessMarylandState Department of Transportation

A video of their process of referring Maryland drivers to the DMV.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Red Flags of Medically At-Risk DriversMarylandState Department of Transportation

Maryland’s Red Flag tool. 

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVisor Cards
Florida: Safe Mobility for Life Coalition Safety and Mobility ResourcesFloridaAssociation

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. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriver Education, ResearchCommunity Resources
Alzheimer's InitiativesNationalAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources, Training
Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older DriversNationalAssociation

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.

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on Driving, Successful StrategiesTraining
Resources for Law EnforcementNationalNonprofit Organization

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsDriving Impairment, Driving Skills/AbilityTraining, Video
Video Toolkit on Medical Conditions in Older DriversNationalUS Department of Transportation

NHTSA produced this series of short videos to show how different medical conditions common among older drivers can impact driving abilities. Watch these videos to see on-the-road examples and learn more about how to stay safe. 

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement ProfessionalsMedical Conditions Impact on DrivingVideo
Florida: Grand Driver websiteFloridaState Department of Transportation

This website focuses on Florida’s senior drivers and indicates that aging requires some changes in terms of driving safely.

Older DriversDriver EducationLaws
Federal Highway AdministrationNationalUS Department of Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) website provides information on core highway topics such as safety, research, development and technology, and innovative program delivery.

Transportation Engineers/Planners, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriver EducationCommunity Resources, Policy Document
Elderly Drivers: When to Take Away the KeysOhioNews

WDTN TV (Dayton) reports on when to take car keys away from elderly drivers and gives tips on ensuring driver safety on the road.

Family Members/CaregiversDriver Education, Driving Impairment, Transportation Engineering/PlanningVideo
DOSCI ExplanationNationalNonprofit Organization

DOSCI is a screening tool developed by UCSD. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversVideo
Pennsylvania: Just Drive PA's Older Driver InformationPennsylvaniaAssociation

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. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Assessment, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources
Oregon: Driver and Motor Vehicle Services on Unsafe DriversOregonAssociation

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. 

Family Members/CaregiversScreening & AssessmentsHandouts
Oregon: DMV At-Risk Driver ProgramOregonState Department of Transportation

Oregon's DMV resource for helping seniors stay safe and mobile

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesDiscussion Guide
Older Occupants’ Recovery From Crash InjuriesNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversResearchHandouts, Other Materials
Older Drivers, Elderly Driving, Seniors at the WheelNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversResearchOther Materials
Older Drivers Safety ProgramNationalAssociation

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.

State Driver Licensing AgenciesResearchDiscussion Guide Research
Alaska: Department of AdministrationAlaskaNonprofit Organization

The site also explains Alaska’s state law regarding driver license renewal and how to maintain driving privileges.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older Drivers, State Driver Licensing AgenciesDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Safer VehiclesCommunity Resources
Older Drivers and Cataract: Driving Habits and Crash RiskNationalAssociation

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

Family Members/CaregiversWarning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/Ability, Fitness to Drive, Medical Conditions Impact on DrivingCommunity Resources
Older Driver Screening and EvaluationsNationalAssociation

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

Medical ProfessionalsDriver Rehabilitation SpecialistPublication/Journal Article
Older Driver Safety TrainingNationalAssociation

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

Law Enforcement ProfessionalsSuccessful StrategiesOther Materials, Training
Ohio: Older Driver InformationOhioState Department of Transportation

The “Senior Drivers in Ohio” page on DMV.com explains the license renewal process for senior drivers. 

Family Members/CaregiversRetests, Evaluation, AssessmentCommunity Resources
Office of Crash Avoidance Research Technical PublicationsNationalAssociation

NHTSA provides links to crash avoidance research documents.

Law Enforcement Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesTransportation Engineering/PlanningPolicy Document
Occupational Therapy ToolkitNationalAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, Family Members/CaregiversScreening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversHandouts, Training
North Dakota: Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older DriversNorth DakotaAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driver Education, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Screening & Assessments, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide, Handouts
North Dakota: Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older DriversNorth DakotaAssociation

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

Medical Professionals, State Driver Licensing AgenciesConversation Starters, Driver Education, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Screening & Assessments, Successful StrategiesDiscussion Guide, Handouts
North Dakota: DOT's Tips for Talking to Aging DriversNorth DakotaUS Department of Transportation

North Dakota gives its residents tips for talking to senior drivers on its transportation website. Suggestions for making the conversation go smoothly include starting early, being sensitive, offering alternatives and avoiding demands.

Family Members/CaregiversAssessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Successful StrategiesCommunity Resources, Discussion Guide, Other Materials
North Carolina: Contact and Locations for Driving LicensingNorth CarolinaState Department of Transportation

This website provides information for the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles for all ages. It provides information on current driving laws and regulations, obtaining a license or ID, and obtaining a driving record.

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversScreening & Assessments, Self-Screening, Driving TestCommunity Resources
NHTSA's Older Driver and Road Safety InformationNationalAssociation

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.

Family Members/CaregiversSuccessful StrategiesDiscussion Guide