The majority of older adults rate themselves as excellent drivers though one in four had a wreck in the previous five years.
Gap Exists Between Seniors’ Opinion of Driving Ability and Performance — National (05/29/2019)Source: Association
Preserving the Mobility and Safety of Older Americans — National (03/13/2018)Source: Nonprofit Organization
This report from TRIP, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that conducts technical research related to surface transportation, provides key data related to older driver safety and discusses strategies for improving safety.
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.
Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns — Minnesota (12/01/2017)Source: Association
This guidebook, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, provides guidance to local agency staff on responding to concerns expressed by members of the public regarding community traffic safety.
Taxonomy and Terms for Stakeholders in Senior Mobility — National (11/03/2017)Source: Association
The document will help those who encounter older adults with limited mobility, and will help them with communicating potential solutions to preserve and extend safe, independent transportation options for older persons.
Driver Medical Review Practices Across the United States — District of Columbia (04/01/2017)Source: US Department of Transportation
There were 38.4 million licensed older drivers in 2014—a 31% increase from 10 years earlier (2005).
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 3 — District of Columbia (04/01/2017)Source: US Department of Transportation
This volume updates the information presented in 2003 (Summary of Medical Advisory Board Practices in the United States).
Medical Review Practices For Driver Licensing Volume 1 — District of Columbia (10/01/2016)Source: US Department of Transportation
A Case Study of Guidelines and Processes in Seven U.S. States.
Driving Simulator Training Is Associated with Reduced Inhibitory Workload in Older Drivers — National (07/04/2016)Source: Association
In demanding cognitive tasks, older people mostly experience more problems than younger people, and their brain workload is higher.
Driving Task: How Older Drivers' On-Road Driving Performance Relates to Abilities, Perceptions, and Restrictions — National (06/01/2016)Source: US Department of Transportation
This study examined a cohort of 227 older drivers and investigated the relationship between performance on the electronic Driver Observation Schedule (eDOS) driving task.