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.
AGS NHTSA Safe Driving Summary 2020 — National (12/17/2020)Source: Association
ChORUS Transportation Budgeting Tool — National (10/16/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
The ChORUS Transportation Budgeting Tool allows you to compare you monthly current transportation costs with estimated monthly alternate transportation costs if you were to give up your car. The tool is designed to help you plan for your future transportation needs.
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.
Taking Changes in Stride — National (09/16/2020)Source: Association
This link is to a 28-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative.
Still Driving? Innovative Program Assesses Senior Drivers — National (09/15/2020)Source: News
Boston Magazine details DriveWise, an innovative program that assesses senior drivers.
Senior Driving: Be Proactive and Understand Your Limitations — National (09/15/2020)Source: Association
David Wallace, the Traffic Safety Guy, discusses seniors being proactive in their driving safety and understanding their limitations behind the wheel on this podcast.
Senior Pedestrian Safety — Washington (09/15/2020)Source: Association
The Pinehurst Seattle website lists several tips for senior pedestrians.
Seniors and Driving: When Having “The Talk” Isn’t Enough — National (09/15/2020)Source: Association
Editor Julie Davis tells the story of her father passing after driving off the road and rolling over in his car.
Safety Solutions for Older Drivers — National (09/14/2020)Source: Association
This video by the Roadway Safety Foundation provides best practices for improving community safety through better road design, and offers case studies from Florida and Delaware, as well as interviews with leading traffic safety experts.
Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety — National (01/13/2020)Source: Association
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on problems, risks, preventions and resources that senior drivers have while on the road.