With the aging of the population, we can expect to see greater numbers of people with epilepsy.
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults — National (08/25/2020)Source: Association
Self-perceptions and Current Practices of High-risk Older Drivers: Implications for Driver Safety Interventions — North Carolina (07/01/2020)Source: Association
Comfort Keepers Senior Care Durham & Chapel Hill discusses safe driving for seniors in their video.
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.
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.
CarFit — District of Columbia (05/27/2020)Source: Association
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.
Florida: Aging Road User Data — Florida (05/27/2020)Source: State Department of Transportation
Every year, the Coalition selects priority counties using a 3-year average of the rate of crashes involving individuals aged 65+, compared to the population of 65+ in both urban and rural counties.
The Older Driver — National (04/02/2020)Source: Association
Merck Manual’s coverage of the older driver includes very informative details which include the Alzheimer’s Association’s warning signs of unsafe driving (hitting curbs, not keeping within lanes and returning late from a routine drive).
Vehicle Technology Preferences Among Mature Drivers — National (03/16/2020)Source: Association
The Hartford and the MIT AgeLab surveyed drivers age 50 and older about vehicle safety technologies, car buying and driving behavior, and self-driving cars.
Injury Prevention & Control: Motor Vehicle Safety — National (01/13/2020)Source: Association
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on problems, risks, preventions and resources that senior drivers have while on the road.
North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program — North Carolina (01/05/2020)Source: University
North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program created a comprehensive website related to senior driver information. This site features 3 different sections with information: Drivers, Caregivers, Professionals.