Importance of Driving and Potential Impact of Driving Cessation for Rural and Urban Older Adults

Purpose Analyses compared older drivers from urban, suburban, and rural areas on perceived importance of continuing to drive and potential impact that driving cessation would have on what they want and need to do. Methods The AAA LongROAD Study is a prospective study of driving behaviors, patterns, and outcomes of older adults. A cohort of 2,990 women and men 65‐79 years of age was recruited during 2015‐2017 from health systems or primary care practices near 5 study sites in different parts of the United States.

A Proclamation on Older Americans Month, 2024

Older Americans have worked their whole lives to achieve the American Dream for their families and communities, making our Nation stronger and building a future of possibilities for new generations.  This month, we celebrate their immense contributions to our country and stand firm in our efforts to ensure that every American can age with the dignity and financial security that they deserve.

Age and Driving

It’s normal for driving abilities to change as we get older. But if you spot the warning signs of unsafe driving, these tips can help you adjust to your senior years without the keys.

Smart Features for Older Adults

Our ability to drive requires not only knowledge and experience, but healthy visual, physical and cognitive capabilities. While our knowledge and experience expand with age, changes to and possible losses in vision, physical health and mental capabilities require adjustments to help us remain safe, responsible drivers.