TitleStatePublish DateSourceDescriptionDocument LinkLink
AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020National12/17/2020Association

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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/AGS%20NHTSA%20Safe%20Driving%20Summary%20Dec%202020%20.docx
Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool PDFNational12/01/2020Association

The downloadable version of the Older Driver Transportation Planning tool 

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Older_Driver_Transportation_Planning_Tool_Handout.pdfhttps://www.roadsafeseniors.org/planning-tool-pdf
Law Enforcement Visor CardNational11/24/2020Association

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Law-Enforcement-Visor-Card-With-Form_0.pdf
ChORUS Older Patient QuestionnaireNational10/23/2020US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/ChORUS_Older_Driver_Patient_Questionnaire.docx
ChORUS Transportation Budgeting ToolNational10/16/2020US 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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/ChORUS_Transportation_Budgeting_Tool_0.xlsx
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning ToolNational10/09/2020US 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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Older_Driver_Transportation_Planning_Tool.pdfhttps://www.roadsafeseniors.org/planning-tool
What to Expect When You Are Referred to a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist?National10/09/2020US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/What_To-Expect_Referred_DRS_Handout.pdf
Self-Assessment and Caregivers’ Rating ToolsNational10/09/2020US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Self-Assessment_and_Caregivers_Rating_Tools_Handout.pdf
ChORUS Older Driver ResourcesNational10/09/2020US Department of Transportation

Provides a list of general resources for older road users.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/ChORUS_Older_Driver_Resources_Handout.pdf
ChORUS Sample Event Evaluation FormNational10/02/2020US Department of Transportation

Sample evaluation form for events related to older driver safety. 

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/ChORUS_Sample_Event_Evaluation_Form.pdf
District of Columbia: Senior Driver Information for DCDistrict of Columbia09/18/2020State Department of Transportation

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

https://dcdmvseniors.com/
Dementia and DrivingNational09/18/2020Nonprofit 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.

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/safety/dementia-driving
Conversations About Driving - Plan AheadNational09/18/2020Association

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

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/resources-family-friends/conversations-about-driving/plan-ahead/
Compendium of Law Enforcement Older Driver ProgramsNational09/18/2020US 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).

https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/LawEnforcementOlderDriver03/introduction.htm
Colorado’s City Arvada on Older DriversColorado09/18/2020Association

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.

http://static.arvada.org/docs/1274371110Older_Drivers.pdf
Texas: Department of Public Safety Older Driver InformationTexas09/16/2020State Department of Transportation

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

https://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/elderlydrivers.htm
Texas: Denton County's Transit Blog Hop on BoardTexas09/16/2020Association

A transit blog for Denton County, North Texas transportation.

https://hoponboardblog.com/
Texas: Capital MetroBlogTexas09/16/2020Association

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

https://capmetroblog.com/
Tennessee: Senior Safety ProgramTennessee09/16/2020Association

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

https://tntrafficsafety.org/olderdrivers
Technical Information Services (ITS)National09/16/2020US 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.

https://icsw.nhtsa.gov/cars/problems/trd/
Taking Changes in StrideNational09/16/2020Association

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

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Older-Driver-Safety-Awareness-Week/Friday-full-article.aspx
Synthesis of Human Factors Research on Older Drivers and Highway Safety – Volume I: Driver Research SynthesisNational09/15/2020US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/97094/97094.pdf
Still Driving? Innovative Program Assesses Senior DriversNational09/15/2020News

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

https://www.bostonmagazine.com/still-driving-innovative-program-assesses-senior-drivers/
South Dakota: Helpful Facts for Aging DriversSouth Dakota09/15/2020Association

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

https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing/south-dakota-licensing-information/aging-drivers
Some Medications and Driving Don’t MixNational09/15/2020Association

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

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/some-medications-and-driving-dont-mix
Smart Features for Mature DriversNational09/15/2020Nonprofit 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.

https://vimeo.com/53861044
Seniors and Driving: When Having “The Talk” Isn’t EnoughNational09/15/2020Association

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

https://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/seniors-and-driving/
Senior Pedestrian SafetyWashington09/15/2020Association

The Pinehurst Seattle website lists several tips for senior pedestrians. 

http://www.pinehurstseattle.org/2014/06/05/senior-pedestrian-safety/
Senior Driving: Be Proactive and Understand Your LimitationsNational09/15/2020Association

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

http://highwaytosafety.com/08-senior-driving-proactive-understand-limitations/
Senior Driving SafetyNational09/15/2020Nonprofit 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.

http://www.gracefulaging.com/category/safety/driving/
Senior Driver Safety - CarFitNational09/14/2020Nonprofit 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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/resources/safer-vehicles/finding-suitable-vehicle/senior-driver-safety-carfit
Safety Solutions for Older DriversNational09/14/2020Association

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVXCfvRGZVQ&feature=emb_title
SaferCar.govNational09/14/2020US 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.

https://www.safercar.gov/
Safe and Mobile SeniorsFlorida09/14/2020Association

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.

http://www.safemobilityfl.com/
Roadwise RxNational09/14/2020Association

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.

http://roadwiserx.com/
Road Safety for Elderly PedestriansNational09/14/2020University

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.

http://www.stritch.luc.edu/depts/injprev/Transprt/tran4-01.htm
Road Safety AuditsNational09/14/2020US Department of Transportation

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

https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/rsa/
Rides In SightNational09/14/2020Association

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

https://www.ridesinsight.org/
Rhode Island: License RenewalRhode Island09/14/2020State 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.

http://www.dmv.ri.gov/licenses/renewal/
Professional Assessments Can Help Senior DriversNational09/11/2020Association

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

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/evaluate-your-driving-ability/professional-assessment/
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older AdultsNational08/25/2020Association

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

https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/communications/features/olderadults.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffeatures%2Fepilepsy-older-adults%2Findex.html
Self-perceptions and Current Practices of High-risk Older Drivers: Implications for Driver Safety InterventionsNorth Carolina07/01/2020Association

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/vef/load/ec5c0699925610a3e5feda8e8a59421e?width=640&height=365
Driving with Vision DisordersNational06/13/2020US 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DvgX-YWHT0&feature=emb_logo
Driving with Sleep ApneaNational06/13/2020US 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDSYZxL2LMQ&feature=emb_logo
CarFitDistrict of Columbia05/27/2020Association

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

https://www.car-fit.org/
Florida: Aging Road User DataFlorida05/27/2020State 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.

http://safemobilityfl.com/Data.htm
The Older DriverNational04/02/2020Association

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).

https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/geriatrics/the-older-driver/overview-of-the-older-driver
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature DriversNational03/16/2020Association

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.

https://extramile.thehartford.com/auto/vehicle-technology-preferences-mature-drivers/
Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle SafetyNational01/13/2020Association

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

https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/older_adult_drivers/index.html
North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program North Carolina01/05/2020University

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.

http://www.ncseniordriver.org/
Maryland: The Senior Connection of Montgomery CountyMaryland01/01/2020Association

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

https://www.seniorconnectionmc.org/
Clinician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th EditionNational12/31/2019Association

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

https://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/clinicians-guide-to-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers-4th-edition/B047#
Helping Florida's Aging Drivers Stay Safe and MobileFlorida11/25/2019Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=LAXakRnBANg&feature=emb_logo
Aging Drivers and the LawNational10/03/2019Association

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

https://www.elderlawanswers.com/aging-drivers-and-the-law-1094
Gap Exists Between Seniors’ Opinion of Driving Ability and PerformanceNational05/29/2019Association

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120529144344.htm
How to Find Your State DOTNational04/29/2019US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/about/webstate.cfm
Older Drivers at High Crash Risk are ‘Most Distractible’National04/02/2019News

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402112421.htm
Federal Highway Administration Research Library and List of Online PublicationsNational03/29/2019US 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.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/lists/021.cfm
Indiana: Older Driver InformationIndiana03/06/2019Association

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.

https://www.dmv.com/in/indiana/senior-drivers
Arkansas: Senior DriversArkansas03/06/2019Association

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

https://www.dmv.com/ar/arkansas/senior-drivers
Cognitive Impairment Traffic ContactNational01/01/2019Nonprofit 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. 

https://vimeo.com/337559164
Simple Maze Test May ID At-Risk Older DriversNational08/08/2018US Department of Transportation

Simple Maze Test May ID At-Risk Older Drivers

https://psychcentral.com/news/2015/03/01/simple-maze-test-may-identify-at-risk-older-drivers/81751.html
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older AmericansNational03/13/2018Nonprofit 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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/2018TRIPReport_0.pdfhttps://tripnet.org/reports/older-drivers/
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older AmericansNational03/01/2018Association

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

https://tripnet.org/reports/older-drivers/
Ohio’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Safety for Aging CitizensOhio03/01/2018Association

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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Improving%20Safety%20for%20Aging%20Citizens_ITEJ_March%202018_1.pdf
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 4-8, 2017National12/08/2017Association

 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

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Older-Driver-Safety-Awareness-Week.aspx
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety ConcernsMinnesota, National12/01/2017State 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. 

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/reports/2017/2017RIC05.pdf
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety ConcernsMinnesota12/01/2017Association

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.

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/research/reports/2017/2017RIC05.pdf
Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior MobilityNational11/03/2017Association

 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.

http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/174681.aspx
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing  Volume 3District of Columbia04/01/2017US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812402_medicalreviewdriverlicense.pdf
Driver Medical Review Practices Across the United StatesDistrict of Columbia04/01/2017US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812403_tt-medical_review_practices.pdf
IACP Alzheimer's Initiative Program Webinar: 3 Stages of Alzheimer'sNational03/30/2017Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ebLrkaoKg
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017National03/27/2017Association

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.

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/newsroom/facts-for-features/2017/cb17-ff08.pdf
Washington, DC: WMATA’s Planning BlogDistrict of Columbia01/17/2017Nonprofit Organization

The blog for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

https://planitmetro.com/
Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers (30 Minute Shift Change)National01/01/2017Nonprofit Organization

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

https://vimeo.com/214088010
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016National12/05/2016Association

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. 

https://www.aota.org/conference-events/older-driver-safety-awareness-week.aspx
Development of a curriculum and roadside screening tool for Law enforcement identification of medical impairment in aging driversNational12/03/2016Association

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. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4858548/
Brain Training Tips for Smart DrivingDistrict of Columbia10/04/2016Association

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.

http://www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety/info-2016/brain-training-tips-for-smart-driving.html?intcmp=AE-ATO-ADS-SFTY-ROW5-SPOT1
Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding BehaviorNational10/01/2016Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S136984781600019X
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 1District of Columbia10/01/2016US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812331-medreviewforlicensing.pdf
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training EventNational09/19/2016Association

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

http://tntrafficsafety.org/senior-driver-summit-2016
Senior Health: Seniors Need to Consider When to Give Up DrivingNational09/10/2016News

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.

https://www.thedailystar.com/news/lifestyles/senior-scene-senior-health/article_cf208eca-9f73-519f-ac75-75681817dc8e.html
Tech May Help Steer Older Drivers Down a Safer RoadNational09/06/2016News

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.

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/tech-may-help-steer-older-drivers-down-a-safer-road/
Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for SeniorsNational08/29/2016Association

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

https://theworldlink.com/tips-to-ensure-safe-driving-for-seniors/article_d3658ec3-b093-54db-8702-6cfe5be1392a.html
Steering to SafetyNational08/28/2016Association

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.

https://advantagenews.com/news/steering-to-safety/
Art of Aging: Senior DriversPennsylvania08/25/2016News

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

https://6abc.com/health/art-of-aging-senior-drivers/1484411/
Driving When You Have Macular DegenerationNational08/15/2016US 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. 

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/download/nhtsa-driving-when-you-have-macular-degeneration/?wpdmdl=1108&ind=L3dwLWNvbnRlbnQvdXBsb2Fkcy8yMDE2LzA4L01hY3VsYXIucGRm
Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash riskNational08/12/2016Association

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

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-seniors-driving-idUSKCN10N28E
Importance Of Driving SafetyNational07/11/2016Association

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

https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/blog/july-2016/importance-of-driving-safety.aspx
GEM: New Driving Mobility Video Aims to Boost Safety for Older DriversNational07/06/2016Association

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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/vef/load/a591a2e9384bda8fd5882bffb80d0284?width=640&height=365
Maryland: Resources Online for Older DriversMaryland07/06/2016News

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. 

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2016/jul/06/potomac-resources-online-older-drivers/
Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older DriversNational07/04/2016Association

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

https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/1/3/16/htm
Time-to-contact estimation errors among older drivers with useful field of view impairmentsNational07/01/2016Nonprofit 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.

 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457516302378
Challenges of Older Drivers’ Adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous VehiclesNational06/21/2016Nonprofit 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.

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-39949-2_41
Michigan Law Enforcement Aging Driver Roll Call VideoMichigan06/13/2016State 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.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeFQuht3X1Q&feature=youtu.be
Driving Task: How Older Drivers' On-Road Driving Performance Relates to Abilities, Perceptions, and RestrictionsNational06/01/2016US 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.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27021591/
Functional Changes and Driving Performance in Older Drivers: Assessment and InterventionsNational05/20/2016Association

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.

https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/1/2/12
Should Older People and Those with Dementia Have Their Licenses Revoked?National05/12/2016Association

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?

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-older-people-dementia-licences-revoked.html
Functional Outcomes for Older Adults Injured in a CrashNational, Connecticut, Illinois05/01/2016US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/FunctionalOutcomesOlderAdults.pdf
Colorado: Pitkin County Senior Services Offers Volunteer Driving ProgramColorado05/01/2016News

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

https://www.aspentimes.com/news/pitkin-county-senior-services-gives-seniors-hope-with-volunteer-driving-program/
Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Are About to Be EverywhereDistrict of Columbia05/01/2016Association

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.

http://www.aarp.org/auto/driver-safety/info-2016/automatic-emergency-braking-systems.html
The 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & ExpoNational04/10/2016Association

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

https://www.aota.org/conference
Let's Talk About Driving: Safe Driving PlannerNational04/08/2016Association

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. 

https://www.caregiverstress.com/senior-safety/lets-talk-about-driving/driving-planner/
Aging Drivers Can Present Some Behind-The-Wheel Safety IssuesNational04/01/2016News

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. 

https://www.wuwf.org/post/aging-drivers-can-present-some-behind-wheel-safety-issues#stream/0
U.S. Population Aging Slower than Other Countries, Census Bureau ReportsNational03/28/2016Association

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. 

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-54.html
Senior drivers who take sleeping pills at higher risk for crashesNational02/29/2016Association

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

https://www.belmarrahealth.com/senior-drivers-who-take-sleeping-pills-at-higher-risk-for-crashes/
The Older Driver with Cognitive Impairment: Perceptions of Driving Ability and Results of a Behind the Wheel TestNational02/04/2016Association

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

https://www.mdpi.com/2308-3417/1/1/6/htm
Infographic: 3 Tips to Stop a Person with Dementia From Driving When Reasoning Didn’t WorkNational01/19/2016Association

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.

https://www.alzheimersblog.org/2015/03/09/infographic-3-tips-stop-person-dementia-driving-reasoning-work/
Public transportation fearNational01/19/2016Association

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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/forum/general-discussion/public-transportation-fear
Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive ImpairmentNational01/01/2016Association

DOSCI Tool short training video. 

https://vimeo.com/176674115
Diminished Motor Skills: ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Elderly Drivers Prompts Tough DecisionsNational11/23/2015News

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

https://www.foxnews.com/us/diminished-motor-skills-silver-tsunami-of-elderly-drivers-prompts-tough-decisions
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Transportation & UtilitiesPennsylvania11/10/2015Association

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

https://phillymotu.wordpress.com/
DOSCINational08/01/2015Association

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

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/DOSCI-roadside-screening-tool_fig1_301937739
Critical Older Driver Errors in a National Sample of Serious U.S. CrashesNational07/01/2015Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000145751500144X
Hanging Up the Keys with DignityNational, Ohio06/28/2015News

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.

http://aginginforadio.com/2015/06/24/june-28-2015/
Health Care Provider Mobility Counseling Provision to Older Adults: A Rural/Urban ComparisonNational06/13/2015Association

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.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10900-015-0055-8
Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than AgeNational04/08/2015Association

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

https://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/assessing-elderly-drivers-ability-means-more-than-age.html
Does Attention Capacity Moderate the Effect of Driver Distraction in Older Drivers?National04/01/2015Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457515000226
There Are Big Negatives When Older People Stop DrivingNational03/04/2015Association

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.

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/index/2015/03/#there-are-big-negatives-when-older-people-stop-driving
Unexpected Outcomes for Elderly Couples Who Stop DrivingNational02/24/2015Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150224120920.htm
Lives Saved by Vehicle Safety TechnologiesNational01/01/2015US 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.

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812069
Identifying and Referring Medically Impaired DriversNational01/01/2015Nonprofit 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. 

https://vimeo.com/137508789
Mature Motorists Worse at Texting and Driving, Study ShowsNational12/18/2014Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141218120840.htm
Senior Citizens Back Tougher Rules for Older DriversNational12/04/2014News

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

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/1/senior-citizens-back-tougher-rules-for-older-drive/
Driving and Dementia: A Review of the LiteratureNational12/01/2014Association

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

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0891988704269825
Profiles in Driver Distraction: Effects of Cell Phone Conversations on Younger and Older DriversNational12/01/2014Association

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

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1518/hfes.46.4.640.56806
Trends in Older Driver Crash Involvement Rates and Survivability in the United StatesNational11/01/2014Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457514001845
Road Diet Informational GuideNational11/01/2014US 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.

https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/road_diets/guidance/info_guide/
International: Cognitive Screening Tools for Predicting Unsafe Driving Behavior Among Senior DriversNational10/17/2014Association

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.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541931214581427
Yellow Lights Pose Particular Peril for Older DriversNational10/14/2014Association

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

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/motr/yellow-lights-pose-particular-peril-for-older-drivers.html
Senior Drivers—and All Other Drivers—9 Tips for Summer DrivingNational07/15/2014Association

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

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/highway-to-safety-podcast/highway-to-safety/e/24-senior-driversand-all-other-drivers9-tips-for-safe-34813011
The History of Road Safety Research: A Quantitative ApproachNational07/14/2014Nonprofit 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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847813001009
Development of Safe-driving-system Features for Elderly DriversNational07/04/2014Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21642583.2014.924083
Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United StatesNational06/27/2014Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07380577.2014.908336
Driving Rehabilitation Programs for Older Drivers in the United StatesNational06/27/2014Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07380577.2014.908336
Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging PopulationNational06/01/2014US 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.

https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/older_users/handbook/aging_driver_handbook_2014_final%20.pdf
Effect of a Group Intervention to Promote Older Adults’ Adjustment to Driving Cessation on Community Mobility: A Randomized Controlled TrialNational06/01/2014Association

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.

https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/54/3/409/717296
The Gaps and Pathways Project for Medically-at-Risk Older DriversNational04/22/2014Nonprofit 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.

https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/iohc20/28/2
Seniors’ and Physicians’ Attitudes Toward Using Driving Simulators in Clinical SettingsNational04/22/2014Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07380577.2011.634889
Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and MobileDelaware, National04/16/2014Nonprofit 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8s2Iseln0
Delaware: Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and MobileDelaware04/16/2014Association

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd8s2Iseln0&feature=emb_err_woyt
Disease-, Age-related Effects of HIV May Impact Driving Abilities of Middle-aged and Older AdultsAlabama, National04/02/2014University

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140402095103.htm
Alzheimer’s Society Podcast April 2014 - Dementia and DrivingNational04/01/2014Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTha_SLpg4c&feature=emb_title
Effect of Passenger Presence on Older Drivers’ Risk of Fatal Crash InvolvementNational03/28/2014Association

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.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389588.2013.839992
Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with DementiaNational02/25/2014Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07380577.2014.903583
Fit for the Road: Older Drivers’ Crash Rates Continue to DropNational02/20/2014Association

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.

https://www.iihs.org/api/datastoredocument/status-report/pdf/49/1
Study: Aging Drivers Crash Less Often Than Earlier GenerationsNational02/20/2014News

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.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-aging-drivers-crash-less-often-than-earlier-generations/
Driver Safety for Older Adults: What Families Need to KnowCalifornia02/12/2014Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzh5uH_QTiM&feature=emb_logo
Driving Tips for SeniorsNational01/01/2014Association

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.

https://vimeo.com/100907614
Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013)National01/01/2014US 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. 

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Compendium%20of%20Traffic%20Safety%20Research%20Projects%20%281985-2013%29%20.pdf
Driving Cessation Hinders Aging Adults Volunteer and Work Lives, Social Lives Okay in Short TermNational, Missouri09/17/2013Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917141218.htm
How to Discuss Driver Safety Concerns with Older AdultsNational08/27/2013Association

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=oC8wZza6IT4&feature=emb_logo
Alaska: Older Alaskan Safe Driving PSAAlaska08/14/2013State 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfNZnLFgB9g&feature=emb_title
Seniors Behind the Wheel: Few Kids Have the TalkNational07/29/2013News

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

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/29/older-drivers-highway-safety/2875765/
How to Understand and Influence an Older DriverNational07/01/2013US Department of Transportation

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

https://icsw.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/UnderstandOlderDrivers/
Driving with Parkinson’s DiseaseNational06/20/2013US 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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=crh_LGBNwSA&feature=emb_logo
Driving with DiabetesNational06/20/2013US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOaiyJlyjY0&feature=emb_logo
Driving with Alzheimer’s DiseaseNational06/20/2013US 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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdbOxbWPSd4&feature=emb_logo
Driving Rehabilitation ServicesNational06/20/2013US 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=akAGM5klwRo&feature=emb_logo
Driving After a StrokeNational06/20/2013US 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7NM5I-eLqs&feature=emb_logo
Medical Conditions in Older Drivers - Law EnforcementNational06/20/2013US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0N9S4GC7nI&t=11s
Husband Goes Missing in Car COColorado05/31/2013Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZsAjDaK-I&feature=emb_logo
Driver Assessment Traffic Stop MANational05/31/2013Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI7mZDO8uic&feature=emb_logo
Seniors Driving: When Should Your Parents’ Keys Be Taken Away?National05/18/2013News

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

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/seniors-driving_n_3287603
Injury Vulnerability and Effectiveness of Occupant Protection Technologies for Older Occupants and WomenNational05/01/2013US Department of Transportation

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

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811766
Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, Researcher FindsNational04/26/2013Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130426115626.htm
Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & DrivingNational03/01/2013Association

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.

https://s0.hfdstatic.com/sites/the_hartford/files/at-the-crossroads-2012.pdf
Effectiveness of LED Stop Lamps for Reducing Rear-End Crashes: Analyses of State Crash DataNational02/01/2013US 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.

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811712
Keeping Elderly Drivers SafeNational01/05/2013Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1CtRkafu3I&feature=emb_logo
Time to Hand Over the Keys?National12/31/2012Association

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

https://s3.amazonaws.com/APreports/NatSaveCouncilFSH_Fall2012_Older+Drivers.pdf
Standardized Road Test Results Differ from Older Adults’ Natural DrivingNational12/05/2012News

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205113524.htm
When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys?National11/18/2012Association

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

https://www.kiplinger.com/article/cars/t009-c004-s001-when-should-elderly-drivers-hang-up-the-car-keys.html
Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter?National10/30/2012Association

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

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2012.04206.x
When Should Seniors Hang Up the Car Keys?National10/08/2012News

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. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/10/08/162392507/when-should-seniors-hang-up-the-car-keys/
Reasons Why Teenagers and Older People Are the Riskiest DriversNational10/01/2012Association

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.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/10/teenagers-and-older-people-are-the-riskiest-drivers/index.htm
Older Pedestrians at Risk – And How States Can Make it Safer and Easier for Older Residents to WalkNational08/01/2012Association

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.

http://www.tstc.org/reports/older12/senior-pedestrians-at-risk-2012.pdf
Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own HandsNew York07/25/2012News

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

https://www.thirteen.org/metrofocus/2012/07/seniors-take-pedestrian-safety-into-their-own-hands/
Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer?National02/13/2012Association

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. 

https://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/full-frontal-psychology/old-and-on-the-road.html
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older DriversNational02/02/2012Association

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.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3472430/
Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle?National02/02/2012Association

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

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/89960
Conversations About Senior DrivingNational01/11/2012Association

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahKN6AZlucU&feature=emb_logo
Did You Know? Mature Driving QuizNational01/01/2012Association

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.

https://vimeo.com/52009291
Utah: Senior Drivers – 2011 Utah Crash FactsUtah12/31/2011State Department of Transportation

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

https://highwaysafety.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/02/SeniorDrivers2011.pdf
Many Older Floridians Have No Backup Plan After Hanging Up Their KeysFlorida12/02/2011Association

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. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111202155529.htm
Illinois: City of Chicago 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis – Summary ReportIllinois12/01/2011State 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.

https://www.chicago.gov/dam/city/depts/cdot/pedestrian/2011PedestrianCrashAnalysisSummaryReport.pdf
Turning Over the Keys: Medical Fitness and Aging DriversDistrict of Columbia08/24/2011Association

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

https://www.aamva.org/workarea/downloadasset.aspx?id=1858
Helping Eye Care Providers Better Assess Driving in Older AdultsNational08/23/2011Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110822121725.htm
Dementia & Driving Resource Center (A bump in the road) National08/16/2011Nonprofit 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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQTT2VZEls&feature=emb_logo
Dementia & Driving Resource Center (Supportive Conversations Video) National08/16/2011Nonprofit 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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=oL8o9DrRlsY&feature=emb_logo
Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common MistakeNational06/22/2011Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110516121543.htm
Elderly Drivers Support Competency TestsNational05/28/2011Association

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110525131741.htm
Colorado: Survey Finds Aging Drivers Support Mandatory Retesting to Get LicenseColorado05/25/2011News

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.

https://www.denverpost.com/2011/05/25/colorado-survey-finds-aging-drivers-support-mandatory-retesting-to-get-license/
Is It Time for Your Senior Driving Safety Course?National03/23/2011Association

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

https://nmeda.com/is-it-time-for-your-senior-driving-safety-course/
Seniors Have Trouble Walking And Talking At The Same TimeNational03/16/2011Nonprofit 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.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/03/18/134600344/seniors-have-trouble-walking-and-talking-at-the-same-time
Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road SkillsNational01/14/2011Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110113131444.htm
NHSTA Older Driver Safety Program Five - Year Strategic Plan 2012 -2017National12/01/2010Association

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. 

http://nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/811432.pdf
Cognitive Training Decreases Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement of Older DriversAlabama, Maryland, Indiana, Pennsylvania, National11/04/2010University

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

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.03138.x
Seniors Driving Research by MIT AgeLab and The HartfordNational06/30/2010News

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=sHY4BZRBs0A&feature=emb_title
To Drive or Not to Drive, That Isn’t the QuestionNational12/31/2009Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022437509000462
Residual Effects of Hypnotic Drugs in Aging DriversNational12/31/2009Association

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

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00213-009-1677-2
Senior Driving Program – CarFitNational12/02/2009Association

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KiufTKNkZ4&feature=emb_title
Driver Fitness Medical GuidelinesNational09/01/2009US 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. 

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/Driver%20Medical%20Fitness%20Guideline.pdf
The Long-Term Effect of ABS in Passenger Cars and LTVsNational08/01/2009US Department of Transportation

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

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811182
International Older Driver Consensus Conference on Assessment, Remediation and Counseling for Transportation Alternatives: Summary and RecommendationsNational07/28/2009Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/J148v23n02_07
Improving Driving Performance of Senior Drivers Through Self-Monitoring with a Driving DiaryNational07/28/2009Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/J148v16n01_04
Driving Transitions Education (Tools, Scripts, And Practices)National06/01/2009US Department of Transportation

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/drivingtransitionseducation.pdf
NCHRP Vol. 9 Report 500National04/08/2009Nonprofit 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.

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_500v9.pdf
The Effectiveness of Amber Rear Turn Signals for Reducing Rear ImpactsNational04/01/2009US Department of Transportation

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

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811115
Designing In-Vehicle Technologies for Older DriversNational03/01/2009University

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.

https://www.nae.edu/Publications/Bridge/TechnologiesforanAgingPopulation/DesigningIn-VehicleTechnologiesforOlderDrivers.aspx
Do Older Drivers At-Risk for Crashes Modify Their Driving Over Time?National02/04/2009Association

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2655158/
Harnessing New Technology To Keep Older People Behind The Wheel For LongerNational09/20/2008Association

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080911111520.htm
Stressed Older Drivers Are Three Times More Likely To Brake Than Calm DriversNational09/05/2008News

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081028074331.htm
Factors Leading to Older Drivers’ Intersection CrashesNational09/01/2008Association

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.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17710717/
The Relationship Between Self-Regulation and Driving-Related Abilities in Older Drivers: An Exploratory StudyNational07/07/2008Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389580801895319
Crash Risk of Older Drivers After Attending a Mature Driver Education ProgramNational11/01/2007Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457507000231
Transportation and Aging: A Research Agenda for Advancing Safe MobilityNational10/01/2007Association

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

https://academic.oup.com/gerontologist/article/47/5/578/718662
Tinted Windshield and Its Effects on Aging Drivers’ Visual Acuity and Glare ResponseNational08/01/2007Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925753507001300
Senior Drivers Less Likely Than Youngest Drivers To Cause Accidents, Study FindsNational07/23/2007Association

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. 

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070719115903.htm
Senior Drivers Aren’t Unsafe DriversNational07/19/2007Association

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.”

https://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/misc-aging-news-10/senior-drivers-aren-t-unsafe-drivers-606536.html
Personal Vehicle TransportationNational07/01/2007Association

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK97349/
Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older PersonsNational07/01/2007Nonprofit 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.

https://aaafoundation.org/pedestrian-signal-safety-older-persons/
Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to DriveNational06/11/2007Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389580801895178
Usefulness of Off-Road Screening Tests to Licensing Authorities When Assessing Older Driver Fitness to DriveNational06/11/2007Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389580801895178
Transportation in an Aging SocietyNational04/01/2007Association

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.

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/conf/reports/cp_27.pdf
Older Driver Safety – Knowledge Sharing Should Help States Prepare for Increase in Older Driver PopulationNational04/01/2007Association

(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.

https://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07413.pdf
Evaluation of Two Assessment Tools in Predicting Driving Ability of Senior DriversNational03/01/2007Association

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.

https://journals.lww.com/ajpmr/Abstract/2007/03000/Evaluation_of_Two_Assessment_Tools_in_Predicting.4.aspx
The Case For and Against Mandatory Age-based Assessment of Older DriversNational09/01/2006Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847806000520
Driving Cessation: The Perspective of Senior DriversNational08/03/2006Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0360127970230603
Giving Up Driving May Be Express Lane To Long-term CareNational, Maryland07/19/2006Association

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.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/07/060719093005.htm
Collisions Involving Senior Drivers: High-risk Conditions and LocationsNational07/01/2006Association

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

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/6930582_Collisions_Involving_Senior_Drivers_High-Risk_Conditions_and_Locations
Sensitivity and Specificity of the Assessment of Driving-related Skills Older Driving Screening ToolNational06/01/2006Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/07380577.2011.634889
Older Adult Drivers with Cognitive ImpairmentNational03/15/2006Association

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

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2006/0315/p1029.html
The Older Driver with Dementia: An Updated Literature ReviewNational12/31/2005Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022437505000745
Straight Talk for Mature Drivers – Good Vision…Vital to Good DrivingNational12/31/2005Nonprofit 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.

http://exchange.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Straight-Talk-For-Mature-Drivers-Rx-for-Safe-Driving.pdf
Connecticut: Elderly Driving Restrictions and Mandatory Testing RequirementsConnecticut11/22/2005Nonprofit 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. 

https://www.cga.ct.gov/2005/rpt/2005-R-0882.htm
Determining Older Driver Crash Responsibility from Police and Insurance DataNational08/08/2005Association

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

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15389580600840706
The Elderly DriverNational06/01/2005Association

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

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/elderly-driver
Impact of an Educational Program on the Safety of High-risk Older DriversNational04/01/2004Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749379703003751
Older Driver Safety: A Report from the Older Drivers ProjectNational12/03/2003Association

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

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2004.52025.x
Pedestrian Signal Safety for Older PersonsNational06/01/2003Nonprofit 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.

https://aaafoundation.org/pedestrian-signal-safety-older-persons/
A Pocket Guide to Improve Traffic Control and Mobility for Our Older PopulationNational01/01/2003US 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).

https://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/PocketGuide0404.pdf
Driving and Alternatives: Older Drivers in MichiganMichigan01/01/2003Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022437503000458
Evaluating the Impact of Passengers on the Safety of Older DriversKentucky01/01/2003Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022437503000549
The SIMARD Screening Tool to Identify Unfit Drivers. Are We There Now?National03/15/2001Association

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

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2150131910397704
Effectiveness of Pretensioners And Load Limiters for Enhancing Fatality Reduction By Seat BeltsNational11/01/2000US Department of Transportation

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

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/811835
Consequences of Driving Cessation Decreased Out-of-Home Activity LevelsConnecticut, National11/01/2000Association

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

https://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology/article/55/6/S334/623816
Massachusetts: Pedestrian Safety Guidelines for Residential Streets in BostonMassachusetts08/01/2000State Department of Transportation

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

https://www.cityofboston.gov/transportation/accessboston/pdfs/pedestrian_safety_guidelines.pdf
Driving Decisions WorkbookNational, Michigan01/01/2000US 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.

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/1321/94135.0001.001.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y
The Older Adult DriverNational01/01/2000Nonprofit 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.

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0101/p141.html
Characteristics of Traffic Crashes Among Young, Middle-aged, and Older DriversNational05/01/1999Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S000145759800061X
Driving Cessation and Changes in Mileage Driven Among Elderly IndividualsNational09/01/1998Association

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

https://academic.oup.com/geronj/article-abstract/48/5/S255/641808
Confidence In, and Self-rating Of, Driving Ability Among Older DriversConnecticut05/01/1998Association

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457597001000
Illinois: Impact from Changes in IL Drivers License Renewal Requirements for Older DriversIllinois01/01/1998Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0001457597000638
Trends in Highway Safety: Effects of an Aging Population on Accident PropensityNational08/01/1995Nonprofit Organization

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0001457594000862
Psychoactive Medications and Injurious Motor Vehicle Collisions Involving Older DriversNational11/01/1994Association

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.

https://journals.lww.com/epidem/Abstract/1994/11000/Psychoactive_Medications_and_Injurious_Motor.6.aspx
Compensation in Older Drivers as Reflected in Their Fatal AccidentsNational02/01/1994Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0001457594900736
Cognitive-Motor Abilities of the Elderly DriverNational02/01/1992Association

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

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/001872089203400107
Vision, Aging, and Driving: The Problems of Older DriversNational01/01/1992Association

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

https://academic.oup.com/geronj/article-abstract/47/1/P27/601323
Visual Requirements for Safety and Mobility of Older DriversNational10/01/1991Nonprofit Organization

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

http://hfs.sagepub.com/content/33/5/507.short
Recent Changes in Driving Among Older AdultsNational10/01/1991Association

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

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/001872089103300510
Differences in Accident Characteristics Among Elderly Drivers and Between Elderly and Middle-aged DriversNational10/01/1990Association

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.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/000145759090044L
Cardiovascular Disease, Aging and Traffic AccidentsCalifornia08/01/1967State Department of Transportation

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

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0021968167900380
Reading the RoadNationalAssociation

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

Road Safe Seniors Welcome VideoNationalAssociation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFKjpgGZgQ
Safer Roads Resource VideoNationalAssociation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvsZ0VFOv9o
Plan For The Road AheadNationalAssociationhttps://planfortheroadahead.com/
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.

https://vimeo.com/66091990
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. 

http://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/418038-roadway-safety-guide
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. 

https://questions-seniordriving.aaa.com/medical-conditions/cataracts-diagnosis/
Driving Safety Tips for Senior DriversTexasAssociation

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

https://blog.americansafetycouncil.com/driving-safety-tips-for-senior-drivers/
Driving Safely While Aging GracefullyNationalUS Department of Transportation

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

https://icsw.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/Driving%20Safely%20Aging%20Web/
Driving Safely After 60NationalAssociation

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

https://www.aoa.org/healthy-eyes/eye-health-for-life/senior-vision?sso=y
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.

https://www.aota.org/Practice/Productive-Aging/Driving/Clients/Evaluate/Eval-by-OT.aspx
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.

http://parkinsons.stanford.edu/driving.html
DriveSharpNationalAssociation

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

https://drivesharp.brainhq.com/
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. 

https://www.nhtsa.gov/technology-innovation/vehicle-vehicle-communication
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.

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/states/utah/
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. 

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/older-drivers/drivewell-toolkit
Utah: Ride UTAUtahAssociation

A blog for Utah’s Transit Authority.

https://www.rideuta.com/news/
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.

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.

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/maine-driving-laws-seniors-older-drivers.html
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. 

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/resources-family-friends/know-when-be-concerned/
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.

http://www.caregiverlist.com/Kentucky/seniordriving.aspx
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. 

https://www.kansashighwaypatrol.org/255/Elderly-Driving-Cautions-Concerns
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.

https://www.aded.net/default.aspx
Interventions That Can Empower Drivers (Podcast)National, New YorkAssociation

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.

 

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Older-Driver-Safety-Awareness-Week/Thursday-full-article.aspx
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.

http://www.seniordriving.com/
Illinois: The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District BlogIllinoisAssociation

The Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Mass Transit District blog.

https://mtd.org/
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.

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/services_for_seniors/programs.html
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.

https://www.aota.org/conference-events/older-driver-safety-awareness-week/monday-full-article.aspx
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.

https://seniordriving.aaa.com/states/idaho/
How’s My Driving?MichiganState Department of Transportation

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

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/ElderlyDriving_0909_84709_7.pdf
The Roadway Safety GuideNationalAssociation

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

http://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/418038-roadway-safety-guide
Wyoming: Guide to Assessment & Counseling of Older DriversWyomingNonprofit Organization

Summary of Wyoming policies and regulations for older driver licensing

https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/Wyoming.html
How Caregivers Can Keep Elderly Drivers SafeNationalAssociation

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

https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/tips-caregivers-elderly-driving-transportation-needs#1
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.

http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Public/DVSPubsForms/BDL/BDL%20Publications/Pub%20345.pdf
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.

https://www.todaysgeriatricmedicine.com/archive/0313p24.shtml
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.

https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/external/bds-landing.aspx
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. 

https://readwrite.com/2016/04/22/autonomous-cars-elderly-disabled-drivers-google-tl4/
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. 

http://www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com/Pages/Checklists/Elderly_Drivers.html
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.

https://www2.erie.gov/driving/index.php
GrandDriver – Older Driver Safety and MobilityMaryland, District of Columbia, VirginiaAssociation

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

https://www.aamva.org/GrandDriver/
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.

https://www.watermarkcommunities.com/when-should-i-stop-driving/
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.

https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_briefs/RB9272.html
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.

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/publicroads/10mar/07.cfm
Washington: Safe driving for seniorsDistrict of ColumbiaAssociation

Washington State Department of Licensing resource for older drivers.

https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/seniors.html
Volunteer Driver ProgramsNationalAssociation

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

https://www.giaging.org/issues/volunteer-driver-programs/
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.

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006252.pub4/full
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. 

https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/safety/
Virginia: Arlington's Transit BlogVirginiaAssociation

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

https://www.arlingtontransit.com/about/art-news/
Florida: Tampa Bay's Go Hart Public TransportationFloridaAssociation

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

http://gohart.blogspot.com/
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.

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/older-drivers/evergreen-campaign-material
Medical Reporting/Medical Review ProcessFloridaAssociation

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

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/florida-granddriver/medical-reporting-medical-review-process/
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.

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/florida-granddriver/driver-license-renewal-requirements-options-older-drivers/
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. 

https://www.theiacp.org/sites/default/files/all/i-j/IACP-AlzheimerPocketcard.pdf
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.

http://safemobilityfl.com/pdfs/SMFL_Driver_Medical_Referral_Visor_Card.pdf
Referring Drivers to MVA Medical Review ProcessMarylandState Department of Transportation

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

https://mva.maryland.gov/Pages/referringdrivers.aspx
Red Flags of Medically At-Risk DriversMarylandState Department of Transportation

Maryland’s Red Flag tool. 

https://mva.maryland.gov/Documents/Red-Flag-Tip-Card-for-LE.pdf
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. 

http://safemobilityfl.com/
Alzheimer's InitiativesNationalAssociation

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

https://www.theiacp.org/projects/alzheimers-initiatives
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.

http://treds.ucsd.edu/law-enforcement
Resources for Law EnforcementNationalNonprofit Organization

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

http://treds.ucsd.edu/law-enforcement-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. 

https://one.nhtsa.gov/Driving-Safety/Older-Drivers/Video-Toolkit-On-Medical-Conditions
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.

https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/florida-granddriver/
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.

https://highways.dot.gov/
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTDvozM2hyo&feature=emb_logo
DOSCI ExplanationNational, CaliforniaNonprofit Organization

DOSCI is a screening tool developed by UCSD. 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15MbDY58t0ddEv5YySA8CasGkgoYaF-wM/view?usp=sharing
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. 

https://decibelcar.com/most-important-safe-driving-tips-that-could-save-your-life/
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. 

https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Forms/DMV/7240.pdf
Oregon: DMV At-Risk Driver ProgramOregonState Department of Transportation

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

https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/at-risk_program_index.aspx
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.

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/sites/default/files/resources/document/OlderOccupantsRecoveryTT.pdf
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.

https://www.smartmotorist.com/
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.

https://dph.georgia.gov/ODS
Alaska: Department of AdministrationAlaskaNonprofit Organization

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

http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/akol/mature_driver.htm
Older Drivers and Cataract: Driving Habits and Crash RiskNationalAssociation

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

http://biomedgerontology.oxfordjournals.org/content/54/4/M203.short
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.

https://www.aota.org/Conference-Events/Older-Driver-Safety-Awareness-Week/Wednesday-full-article.aspx
Older Driver Safety TrainingNationalAssociation

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

https://www.sheriffs.org/content/older-driver-safety-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. 

https://www.dmv.com/oh/ohio/senior-drivers
Office of Crash Avoidance Research Technical PublicationsNationalAssociation

NHTSA provides links to crash avoidance research documents.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/crash-avoidance/office-crash-avoidance-research-technical-publications
Occupational Therapy ToolkitNationalAssociation

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

https://www.ottoolkit.com/
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.

https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/NDakota.html
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.

https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriversBook/pages/NDakota.html
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.

https://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/talkingtoagingdrivers.htm
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.

https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/contact/Pages/default.aspx
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.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/older-drivers