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.
ChORUS Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
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.
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.
Driving Task: How Older Drivers' On-Road Driving Performance Relates to Abilities, Perceptions, and Restrictions — National (06/01/2016)Source: US Department of Transportation
This study examined a cohort of 227 older drivers and investigated the relationship between performance on the electronic Driver Observation Schedule (eDOS) driving task.
Functional Changes and Driving Performance in Older Drivers: Assessment and Interventions — National (05/20/2016)Source: Association
With the increasing aging of the population, the number of older drivers is rising. Driving is a significant factor for the quality of life and independence concerning social and working life.
Delaware: Keeping Delaware Drivers Safe and Mobile — Delaware (04/16/2014)Source: Association
This video from the Roadway Safety Foundation promotes the Delaware Department of Transportation's efforts to improve safety for all motorists in the state by implementing design features known to benefit older drivers and pedestrians.
Consensus Statements on Driving for Persons with Dementia — National (02/25/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This paper works as a guide for occupational therapists when addressing driving, mobility and dementia in seniors.
Compendium of Traffic Safety Research Projects (1985-2013) — National (01/01/2014)Source: US Department of Transportation
Brief summaries of research on alcohol-involved driving, drug-involved driving, occupant protection (e.g., seat belts, and child safety seats), speed and other unsafe driving behaviors.
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older Drivers — National (02/02/2012)Source: Association
Older drivers are primarily overinvolved in crashes at intersections, and failure to attend to regions that contain relevant information about potential hazards is a major contributor to this problem.