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
Law Enforcement Visor Card — National (11/24/2020)Source: Association
DOSCI is a short questionnaire for officers to screen for cognitive impairments.
Dementia and Driving — National (09/18/2020)Source: Nonprofit Organization
The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiver Center has information regarding seniors affected with dementia and Alzheimer’s and how to deal with their desire to drive.
District of Columbia: Senior Driver Information for DC — District of Columbia (09/18/2020)Source: State Department of Transportation
DC’s Department of Motor Vehicles has a page on its website specifically for seniors with information regarding licensing.
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.
Road Safety for Elderly Pedestrians — National (09/14/2020)Source: University
Loyola University reports senior pedestrian fatalities and how hearing problems, consumption of alcohol and poor peripheral vision are all issues that can affect senior’s ability to walk the streets safely.
Roadwise Rx — National (09/14/2020)Source: Association
The AAA Foundation's Roadwise Rx is a powerful tool for quickly checking the side effects and/or interactions of one or multiple prescription or OTC drugs.
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults — National (08/25/2020)Source: Association
With the aging of the population, we can expect to see greater numbers of people with epilepsy.
Driving with Sleep Apnea — National (06/13/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA gives tips on driving with sleep apnea. Pulling over when feeling drowsy and talking to a healthcare provider about treatment options are among suggested things to do about sleep apnea.
Driving with Vision Disorders — National (06/13/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
This video produced by NHTSA talks about the three vision disorders that can greatly impact a senior’s ability to drive safely: cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.