Provides a list of general resources for older road users.
ChORUS Older Driver Resources — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
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.
Conversations About Driving - Plan Ahead — National (09/18/2020)Source: Association
AAA gives tips on how to plan for a discussion with a senior family member about quitting driving.
Some Medications and Driving Don’t Mix — National (09/15/2020)Source: Association
The FDA reports on its website that medications and their side effects could be harmful while driving.
Older Drivers at High Crash Risk are ‘Most Distractible’ — National (04/02/2019)Source: News
Older drivers rated at high crash risk on a computerized vision test are more likely to have driving problems related to distractions in the car.
Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers (30 Minute Shift Change) — National (01/01/2017)Source: Nonprofit Organization
Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers is an abbreviated version of the two-hour course, “Law Enforcement’s Role in Older Driver Safety”.
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.
Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older Drivers — National (07/04/2016)Source: Association
In demanding cognitive tasks, older people mostly experience more problems than younger people, and their brain workload is higher.
Challenges of Older Drivers’ Adoption of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Autonomous Vehicles — National (06/21/2016)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The personal vehicle is increasingly the preferred mode of travel for aging adults. There are greater numbers of older drivers on the roads driving more miles than ever before.