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
ChORUS Older Patient Questionnaire — National (10/23/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides sample questions that a clinician can ask their patients to determine if they are having difficulties driving.
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.
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.
Ohio’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Safety for Aging Citizens — Ohio (03/01/2018)Source: Association
This article from the ITE Journal discusses how the Ohio Department of Transportation has collaborated with occupational therapists to develop a comprehensive approach to older driver safety.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Dec. 5–9, 2016 — National (12/05/2016)Source: Association
AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 5–9, 2016, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community.
Art of Aging: Senior Drivers — Pennsylvania (08/25/2016)Source: News
Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that older drivers are among the safest. But eventually, we all retire from the road.
Let's Talk About Driving: Safe Driving Planner — National (04/08/2016)Source: Association
It can be difficult to know whether your senior loved ones are still safe on the road or a danger to themselves or others. Check out this Safe Driving Planner.
Aging Drivers Can Present Some Behind-The-Wheel Safety Issues — National (04/01/2016)Source: News
An aging population with a need for independence can be problematic when it comes to matters related to driving. Fatality rates for drivers begin to climb after age 65, studies show.
Diminished Motor Skills: ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Elderly Drivers Prompts Tough Decisions — National (11/23/2015)Source: News
This article discusses the growing aging population and its impact on the roads as more drivers become seniors.