Independence and connectivity are crucial for healthy aging, and health, in turn, is important for safe driving. Whether it's the flexibility needed to check your blind spot, or the mental acuity required for judging speed of oncoming traffic, keeping your mind and body active are some of the best steps you can take to improve your safe mobility on the road.

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Healthline.com reports on findings of a study done by University of Florida on alcohol and drivers 55 and over. Researchers found that just one...

Slate.com's Emily Yoffe wrote, “Give Me the Keys, Dad” by starting with a story of an elderly couple who passed away after being involved in a car...

Dr. Linda Hill, MD, MPH discusses aging and various medical conditions that can affect driving. Dr. Hill outlines that for seniors driving means...

This link is to a 19-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative, and Rhonda Shah, program manager in...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on problems, risks, preventions and resources that senior drivers have...

This video focuses on an occupational therapist who specializes in driver rehabilitation. Occupational therapists are often key in helping families...

This video created by NHTSA shows how various medical conditions can affect a senior’s ability to drive safely.

North American drivers, age 70 and older, are still very active on the road, with nearly two-thirds (63%) of surveyed seniors driving three to five...

Researchers at the University of South Florida say brain training exercises designed for improving memory can also help older adults hang on to their...

National Institute on Aging announces that physical conditioning helps older adults maintain driving performance.

As we age, some decline in physical fitness is inevitable. But scientific research shows that after age 30, sedentary people begin to lose their...

Roadwise Rx is a free online tool that allows individuals to enter any medications they may be taking, and receive instant feedback regarding...

BrightFocus Foundation’s mission is to end diseases that affect the mind and vision, both of which can affect a senior’s ability to drive. This .pdf...

Do you worry about your driving? Is your family “pestering” you about your driving? Broaching the subject of driving with an older person is...

One in ten people over the age of 65 and three in ten people over the age of 85 have dementia. As a degenerative and debilitating disease, people...

The FDA reports on its website that medications and their side effects could be harmful while driving. Some medication reactions include sleepiness,...

AAA’s discusses how good vision is vital for seniors and safe driving in this online brochure. Vision can be affected in many ways due to aging....

Aging Parents and Elder Care’s website explains how aging affects the ability to drive for elders and it also includes a checklist on safe driving...

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