This section includes studies of the biological effects of aging on driving performance, as well as studies of cognitive factors, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and other elements related to the medical field.

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As Canada’s elderly continue to represent the fastest growing population in Canada, there has been an increasing need for effective and efficient...

To determine the circumstances under which persons with dementia become lost while driving, how missing drivers are found, and how Silver Alert...

The advanced neovascular, or "wet," form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), left untreated, is the most common cause of vision loss among the...

This research review summarizes evidence on the health benefits and safety of active travel, and examines policies and programs that can help...

Driving is possibly one of the most complex procedures humans engage in on a regular basis. Operating a motor vehicle involves a wide range of...

Office-Based Evaluation of the Older Driver

This post reports that University of Massachusetts psychological scientist, Alexander Pollatsek found in his research of older drivers that many of...

This article is about the likelihood of family physicians becoming more involved in driving retirement discussions with patients affected by...

This article discusses the impact of cataract, a vision impairment, on senior drivers.

Older drivers rated at high crash risk on a computerized vision test are more likely to have driving problems related to distractions in the car.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) database documents characteristics of crashes that...

To examine the psychometric properties of DriveSafe and DriveAware and their predictive validity.

Older drivers have the second highest risk for motor vehicle collisions of any age group, after adolescents. Psychoactive medications may place older...

This study included 45 elderly drivers (31 men, 14 women; mean age, 68.1 years) and 30 younger drivers (26 men, 4 women; mean age, 34.2 years) who...

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the connection between a driver’s age and their ability to recognize pedestrians while driving at night.

Seniors who get behind the wheel soon after starting to use narcotic pain relievers have twice the risk of getting into a serious car crash as their...

Senior drivers who take sleeping pills are at higher risk for vehicle crashes. The sleeping medication is known as zolpidem – commonly sold as Ambien...

A new study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration compared seniors’ results after taking a simple three-minute maze test to...

Studies have shown that our driving abilities decline with age, and for those with cognitive issues such as dementia, it can be even worse. However,...

A new study, forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science, examines how stress affects decision-making and finds that older adults alter their...

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