This guidebook, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, provides guidance to local agency staff on responding to concerns expressed by members of the public regarding community traffic safety.
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns — Minnesota (12/01/2017)Source: Association
Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior Mobility — National (11/03/2017)Source: Association
The document will help those who encounter older adults with limited mobility, and will help them with communicating potential solutions to preserve and extend safe, independent transportation options for older persons.
IACP Alzheimer's Initiative Program Webinar: 3 Stages of Alzheimer's — National (03/30/2017)Source: Association
IACP video on the 3 stages of Alzheimer’s Disease that Law Enforcement might observe during a traffic stop.
U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017 — National (03/27/2017)Source: Association
After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month.
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.
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.