Medical professionals play an important role in promoting the safe mobility of their older patients. From conducting vision tests and health screenings, to keeping abreast of possible drug interactions and liaising with state driver licensing authorities, physicians can be intimately involved with traffic safety.

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Research was conducted to measure the effect of hypnotic drugs on driving performance in aging drivers.

The Assessment of Driving-related Skills (ADReS) was created to assist physicians in making decisions regarding their patients’ safe driving ability...

This pilot study established interrater among a nurse, an occupational therapist, and a physician, administering the Assessment of Driving-related...

The Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition is published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) as a service to...

This article reviews information the effects of old age on motor abilities as it relates to driving behavior.

This paper works as a guide for occupational therapists when addressing driving, mobility and dementia in seniors.

The National Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides a...

This article reviews literature on seniors with dementia and their ability to drive.

This study describes various options for driving rehabilitation programs offered in the United States.

Florida's How to Report an Unsafe Driver form.

The purpose of this article is to equip physicians with information, resources, and techniques to help their older patients cope with retirement from...

In 2003, 63 international experts on older driver issues met to examine three critical issues related to the safe mobility of senior drivers.

Introduction to this Special Issue: The Gaps and Pathways Project for Medically-at-Risk Older Drivers

This page on Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration website provides several links that are helpful for health care professionals including a...

This paper is about the urgent need for research regarding seniors (persons 65 and older) who drive and medications that affect the central nervous...

Systematic reviews of literature relevant to driving and community mobility for older adults.

The Occupational Therapy Toolkit is a collection of 283 full-page illustrated patient education handouts that you can print and give to your patients...

This link is to a 24-minute podcast with Elin Schold Davis, program manager of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative; Anne Dickerson, Professor and Director...

Two pilot studies were conducted to assess physician knowledge of what needs to be reported in regards to their older driver’s medical fitness and...

This guide was created to assist physicians with the tools to properly assess and counsel older patients in their ability to continue to drive safely...

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