TitleStatePublish DateSourceDescriptionDocument LinkLink
You and Your Heart: What You ControlNational02/12/2021Association

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

https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/heart-over-50/slideshow-heart-healthy-lifestyle
Keeping Your Mobility With CarFitNational02/11/2021News

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/keeping-your-mobility-carfit
Transportation Planning with FamilyNational02/02/2021News

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/transportation-planning-family
How to Use Rideshare AppsNational02/01/2021News

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/how-use-rideshare-apps
Starting the Conversation—Your Loved Ones DrivingNational02/01/2021News

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/starting-conversation%E2%80%94your-loved-ones-driving
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 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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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
Road Safe Seniors Welcome VideoNationalAssociation

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFKjpgGZgQ
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/
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 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/
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/