TitleStatePublish DateSourceDescriptionDocument LinkAudience(s)Related Topic(s)Type(s)
Seniors and Driving: A GuideNational(07/15/2021)Association

With an aging population and more and more older adults choosing to drive longer, there are more older drivers than ever on the road. Use this Senior and Driving Guide to learn more information about driving when you age. 

Family Members/Caregivers, Older DriversDriving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Fitness to Drive, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, Self-Screening, Driver Rehabilitation SpecialistDiscussion Guide
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Clinician’s Guide for Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers (Version 4) Cooperative Agreement between AGS and NHTSANationalAssociation

The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th Edition, is published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) as a service to healthcare providers involved in the care of older adults, which is free to register. 

Medical ProfessionalsConversation Starters, Driving Impairment, Warning Signs of Impaired Driving, Driving Skills/Ability, Medical Conditions Impact on Driving, Screening & Assessments, Assessing and Counseling Older DriversDiscussion Guide, Discussion Guide Research
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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. 

Older DriversPedestrian SafetyDiscussion Guide, Other Materials