SENIOR DRIVING

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SENIOR DRIVING RESOURCE LIST

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     SeniorDrivers.org

         The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's website on driver safety issues pertaining to seniors and their families. Driving tips, safety, and mobility alternatives are covered in detail. Multimedia enabled.

         Seniordrivers.org

The American Automobile Association (AAA) website Focuses on "helping the senior driver in your life" make informed decisions on driving continuation or cessation. Includes a skills assessment module.

         AAASeniors.com


  1.       AARP

  2.       Formerly known as the American Association of Retired

  3.       Persons), a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to

  4.       addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older.

  5.       Through information and education, advocacy and service,

  6.       AARP seeks to enhance the quality of life for all by promoting

  7.       independence, dignity and purpose.

  8.       AARP

  9.      Agenet

  10.      Article By Rod Clark: Making the "Key" Decision:  When

  11.      hould an older adult surrender their keys? Includes several

  12.      assessments and checklists, along with advice about how to

  13.      handle asking senior drivers to give up driving.

        AgeNet

Alzheimers; Dementia and Driving

         This is a booklet on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how such degenerative diseases affect older person's ability to drive.  Also includes a "contract" for the elderly person to complete with his/her family on driving.                                                                         Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Driving

AOT’s Older Driver Screening & Evaluation Coures

         Description, background, and registration information on the American Occupational Therapy Association's Older Driver Screening and Evaluation online course. Available to registered participants 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, for 2 years (May 2003-May 2005). The exam is also available online at all times throughout the course.                                                  American Occupational Therapy

•     Beverly Foundation                                                               The Beverly Foundation emphasizes research, demonstration and education efforts that contribute to the ability of older adults to continue living in the community as long as possible. The Beverly Foundation targets an audience of professionals, caregivers, family members and seniors themselves.

         Beverly Foundation

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)     Center for Disease Control and Prevention's sponsors the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Older Adult Drivers webpage. The webpage ontains older driver facts, accident risk and protective factors of senior drivers.                                                                                   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community Transportation Association                                 A national, professional membership association of organizations and individuals committed to removing barriers to isolation and to improving mobility for all people.

          Community Transportation Association

Demand For Alternative Transportation To Grow As Americans Outlive Safe Driving Ability                                 An article advocating for additional means of transportation for seniors.                                                                              Demand for Alternative Transportation to Grow As Americans Outlive Safe Driving Ability

Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully from the NHTSA                                    This booklet from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is filled with safe driving information, practices checklists and accommodation tips for older drivers.                                                              Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully

  1.       ElderCare Locator                                                               

  2.       The ElderCare Locator is a service of the U.S. Administration

  3.       on Aging (AOA) links those who need assistance with state and

  4.       local area agencies on aging and community-based help

  5.       organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.

  6.       ElderCare Locator

FirstGov For Seniors    

         FirstGov For Seniors helps Senior citizens obtain valuable health and security information and services at one location via the Internet. This is a U.S. government run web site.

          FirstGov for Seniors


How’s My Driving

         A pdf file featuring a senior program sponsored by hows.com (How's my driving. Com).  The brochure also describes ten steps seniors may follow in the program to better monitor their driving.   

         How's My Driving?

ITN America

         The national transportation solution for seniors who no longer drive. ITN America has evolved from the Independent Transportation Network, a non-profit transportation service for seniors and people with visual impairments. Developed through research funded by the Federal Transit Administration, AARP, and the Transportation Research Board, the ITN is a model for consumer-oriented, community-based senior transit. The ITN incorporates the efficiency of mass transit through shared rides and advance planning.

         ITN America

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

         The IIHS is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. For over 30 years the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses.

         Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Senior Drivers.org License Policies & Practices - A Senior Drivers.org database that displays state-specific information that was gathered from a recent AAAFTS survey of state driver license agencies. Also includes "Noteworthy Programs" that licensing agencies are undertaking to address the needs of older and medically-at-risk drivers.  

         www.SeniorDrivers.org  and License Policies & Practices

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

         Homepage of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs. And also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety , to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements.

         National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


NIH Senior Health    

         Senior Health is senior-friendly website from the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This website has health information for older adults. Special features make it simple to use. For example, you can click on a button to have the text read out loud or to make the type larger.

        www.nih.seniorhealth.gov


The “Age Page” of the National Institute On Aging    

         The Age page from the National Institute on Aging provides statistics, information on senior driving, and links to other resources on aging.                                                                               National Institute on Aging's "Age Page"

Physician’s Guide To Assessing & Counseling Older Drivers

         The American Medical Association’s guidelines for physicians helps them medically assess the ability of older drivers to continue driving. Includes current screening laws and regulations from all 50 states (as of May 2003), as well as a comprehensive list of diseases which may impair driving.
Physician's Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers


Safe Senior Citizen Driving Guide                                    

         This guideuide from helpguide.org on safe senior driving tips, a few statistics on senior drivers, and provides links to other senior driving sites.                                                                Safe Senior Citizen Driving

Understanding Senior Transportation - An AARP report on senior driving and transportation changes                                                                Understanding Senior Transportation: Report and Analysis of a Survey of Consumers 50+

University of Michigan Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook - The University of Michigan offers an online anonymous screening tool that probes health concerns you may be experiencing that could affect safe driving.                                                                    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook

 

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