A study was done to determine which senior driver errors caused the most prevalent serious crashes.
Critical Older Driver Errors in a National Sample of Serious U.S. Crashes — National (07/01/2015)Source: Association
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.
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.
Alzheimer’s Society Podcast April 2014 - Dementia and Driving — National (04/01/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The Alzheimer’s Society produced a podcast to discuss the affects of dementia on a senior’s ability to drive.
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.
Driver Safety for Older Adults: What Families Need to Know — California (02/12/2014)Source: Nonprofit Organization
UCLA’s Longevity Center held a community meeting on January 16, 2014 to discuss Driver Safety for Older Adults.
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.
Road Test and Naturalistic Driving Performance in Healthy and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults: Does Environment Matter? — National (10/30/2012)Source: Association
To relate the standardized road test to video recordings of naturalistic driving in older adults with a range of cognitive impairment.
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.
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.”