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
Heart Attack and Stroke SymptomsNational02/12/2021Association

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

https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/heart-attack-and-stroke-symptoms
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
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
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/
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
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
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
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/
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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/
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
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
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
Personal Vehicle TransportationNational07/01/2007Association

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

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK97349/
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
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
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
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/
Plan For The Road AheadNationalAssociationhttps://planfortheroadahead.com/
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
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/
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/
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/
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