Rhode Island’s Division of Motor Vehicles website states that residents 75 years of age and older licenses are valid for two years.
Rhode Island: License Renewal — Rhode Island (09/14/2020)Source: State Department of Transportation
Professional Assessments Can Help Senior Drivers — National (09/11/2020)Source: Association
Learn more about driving skill evaluation includes an in-car evaluation of your driving abilities and a recommendation regarding any further specialized drivers' training.
Epilepsy and Seizures in Older Adults — National (08/25/2020)Source: Association
With the aging of the population, we can expect to see greater numbers of people with epilepsy.
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 (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.
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).