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.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016 — National (12/05/2016)Source: Association
Development of a curriculum and roadside screening tool for Law enforcement identification of medical impairment in aging drivers — National (12/03/2016)Source: Association
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.
Brain Training Tips for Smart Driving — District of Columbia (10/04/2016)Source: Association
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.
Exploration of Older Drivers’ Speeding Behavior — National (10/01/2016)Source: Association
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.
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event — National (09/19/2016)Source: Association
Tennessee Senior Driver Safety Summit and CarFit Training Event hosted by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office and Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for Seniors — National (08/29/2016)Source: Association
Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving.
Steering to Safety — National (08/28/2016)Source: Association
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.
Senior drivers taking opioid painkillers have higher crash risk — National (08/12/2016)Source: Association
Senior drivers who’d been using opioid painkillers regularly for several months also had higher odds of getting into accidents, study shows.
Importance Of Driving Safety — National (07/11/2016)Source: Association
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
GEM: New Driving Mobility Video Aims to Boost Safety for Older Drivers — National (07/06/2016)Source: Association
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.