Primary care providers can be vital in helping older road users recognize when it might be time to change their driving habits, seek a driving assessment to identify adaptations to their car and driving, or planning for the future.
What Is Your Role In Talking About Older Road User Safety — National (03/23/2021)Source: News
Pioneering Women in Road Safety — National (03/16/2021)Source: News
Women’s role in the automotive industry is often overlooked by figures such as Henry Ford or Walter P. Chrysler. But many features in our cars that we enjoy today were invented by women.
Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms — National (02/12/2021)Source: Association
Don’t wait to get help if you experience any of these heart attack or stroke symptoms.
Keeping Your Mobility With CarFit — National (02/11/2021)Source: News
Learn about CarFit and having your car "fit" you as you age.
Give The Gift of Safety — National (12/29/2020)Source: News
Changing one's driving habits can be difficult, but you as a loved one of an older driver, can have a major impact on their safety on the road.
AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020 — National (12/17/2020)Source: Association
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.
Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool PDF — National (12/01/2020)Source: Association
The downloadable version of the Older Driver Transportation Planning tool
ChORUS Older Patient Questionnaire — National (10/23/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides sample questions that a clinician can ask their patients to determine if they are having difficulties driving.
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
The ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool guides you through the steps of developing your transportation plan. Starting early allows you to map out your needs, identify and explore your options for alternate transportation modes in your area, and plan for continuing a full and active life whether you are driving or not. Be sure to talk with your doctor to understand how changes in your medical conditions and/or medications might impact driving. Also, family members, friends, and caregivers can help you think about how to best meet all your transportation needs.
Self-Assessment and Caregivers’ Rating Tools — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides links to several free tools available for older patients, their family members, and caregivers to identify at-risk older drivers.