CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.
CarFit — District of Columbia (05/27/2020)Source: Association
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers — National (03/16/2020)Source: Association
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.
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.
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.
Automatic Emergency Braking Systems Are About to Be Everywhere — District of Columbia (05/01/2016)Source: Association
NHTSA predicts that most automakers’ acceptance of the challenge will make AEB standard on new cars three years faster than could be achieved through the formal regulatory process. And the feature could be arriving sooner than 2022.
Development of Safe-driving-system Features for Elderly Drivers — National (07/04/2014)Source: Association
This paper is a result of research done on existing vehicle systems that are in place promote safe driving.
Fit for the Road: Older Drivers’ Crash Rates Continue to Drop — National (02/20/2014)Source: Association
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that older drivers were less likely to be involved in car crashes than prior generations and that they’re also less likely to be killed or injured in a car accident.
Reasons Why Teenagers and Older People Are the Riskiest Drivers — National (10/01/2012)Source: Association
Consumer Reports published an article on how teenagers and older people are the riskiest drivers on the road and also includes statistics on the crash rates for each age group.
Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle? — National (02/02/2012)Source: Association
This paper questions if it’s time for vehicles to be designed to suit the needs of an older population.
Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road Skills — National (01/14/2011)Source: Association
Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel -- in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop their skills, according to a new article.