In seeming contrast to the notion that the elderly often have memory problems, a new study finds driver retraining to be an effective strategy for improving the safe-driving habits of older drivers over the long term.
Drivers Education for Older Drivers Remains for 2 Years, Researcher Finds — National (04/26/2013)Source: Association
Effectiveness of LED Stop Lamps for Reducing Rear-End Crashes: Analyses of State Crash Data — National (02/01/2013)Source: US Department of Transportation
NHTSA’s Technical Report on the effectiveness of LED stop lamps for reducing rear-end crashes and analyses of state crash data.
When Should Seniors Hang Up the Car Keys? — National (10/08/2012)Source: News
NPR reported that “officials are bracing for a surge in senior drivers.” With statistics showing an accident increase after 65 and the likelihood of fatal accidents after 75, according to NPR.com.
Has the Time Come for an Older Driver Vehicle? — National (02/02/2012)Source: Association
This paper questions if it’s time for vehicles to be designed to suit the needs of an older population.
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.
Many Older Floridians Have No Backup Plan After Hanging Up Their Keys — Florida (12/02/2011)Source: Association
Florida is home to one of the highest percentages of residents ages 65 and older in the USA, but very few of them have through ahead to a time when they will no longer be able to drive a vehicle safely.
Helping Eye Care Providers Better Assess Driving in Older Adults — National (08/23/2011)Source: Association
Drivers over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the driving population, and their eye care providers are playing an increasingly important role in assessing their ability to drive safely.
Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common Mistake — National (06/22/2011)Source: Association
Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study.
Elderly Drivers Support Competency Tests — National (05/28/2011)Source: Association
Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found that a majority support age-based competency tests.
Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road Skills — National (01/14/2011)Source: Association
Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel -- in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop their skills, according to a new article.