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Driving In Unpredictable Weather National04/13/2021News

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

https://www.roadsafeseniors.org/blog/driving-unpredictable-weather
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
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
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-medicines-and-driving-dont-mix
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/
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/
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/
Plan For The Road AheadNationalAssociationhttps://planfortheroadahead.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/