It’s normal for driving abilities to change as we get older. But if you spot the warning signs of unsafe driving, these tips can help you adjust to your senior years without the keys.
Age and Driving — National (01/01/2021)Source: Association
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.
The older Driver — National (05/01/2020)Source: Association
Many factors can diminish the driving performance of older adults. Age-related changes in reaction time and visual, cognitive, and/ or muscle disorders that become more common with age.
Ohio’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Safety for Aging Citizens — Ohio (03/01/2018)Source: Association
This article from the ITE Journal discusses how the Ohio Department of Transportation has collaborated with occupational therapists to develop a comprehensive approach to older driver safety.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016 — National (12/05/2016)Source: Association
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.
Let's Talk About Driving: Safe Driving Planner — National (04/08/2016)Source: Association
It can be difficult to know whether your senior loved ones are still safe on the road or a danger to themselves or others. Check out this Safe Driving Planner.
Assessing Elderly Drivers: Ability Means More Than Age — National (04/08/2015)Source: Association
Edmunds.com gives information on its website on how to determine a senior’s driving ability.
How to Discuss Driver Safety Concerns with Older Adults — National (08/27/2013)Source: Association
Keiro Senior HealthCare gives tips on discussing driver safety concerns with older adults. Issues with flexibility, reflexes and strength can all negatively affect a senior’s ability to drive.
Family Conversations about Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving — National (03/01/2013)Source: Association
The Hartford website is a partner with AARP and gives tips on how family members can start conversations with older drivers regarding their health and ability to continue driving.
When Should Elderly Drivers Hang Up the Car Keys? — National (11/18/2012)Source: Association
Kiplinger gives information on how to approach a senior family member regarding their driving ability and safety behind the wheel.