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
Older Driver Transportation Planning Tool PDF — National (12/01/2020)Source: Association
The downloadable version of the Older Driver Transportation Planning tool
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 Resources — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides a list of general resources for older road users.
Self-Assessment and Caregivers’ Rating Tools — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides links to several free tools available for older patients, their family members, and caregivers to identify at-risk older drivers.
What to Expect When You Are Referred to a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist? — National (10/09/2020)Source: US Department of Transportation
Provides information on the role of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (DRS), how they perform evaluations, and what to do with evaluation results.
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.
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.
The older Driver — National (05/01/2020)Source: Association
Many factors can diminish the driving performance of older adults. Age-related changes in reaction time and visual, cognitive, and/ or muscle disorders that become more common with age.
Clinician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th Edition — National (12/31/2019)Source: Association
The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers is published by the American Geriatrics Society for healthcare providers.