A few key decisions can give your heart that extra attention and lower your odds of a heart attack or stroke.
You and Your Heart: What You Control — National (02/12/2021)Source: Association
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.
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.
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.
The Older Driver with Cognitive Impairment: Perceptions of Driving Ability and Results of a Behind the Wheel Test — National (02/04/2016)Source: Association
Older adult drivers with cognitive impairment pose a potential safety risk to themselves and others.
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.
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.
Seniors Have Trouble Walking And Talking At The Same Time — National (03/16/2011)Source: Nonprofit Organization
NPR reported the findings of researchers from the University of Illinois who found that “individuals over 59 face an increased risk of injury when crossing busy complicated streets while multitasking.”
Transportation in an Aging Society — National (04/01/2007)Source: Association
This Transportation Research Board of the National Academies document covers mobility of the elderly: Good News and Bad News, safety of older persons in traffic, adaptive strategies of older drivers.
National INstitute on Aging — NationalSource: Nonprofit Organization
Resources on the way you can implement safe driving habits into your routine.