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Older driver safety

United States. Government Accountability Office.

Older driver safety

knowledge sharing should help states prepare for increase in older driver population : report to the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate

by United States. Government Accountability Office.

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Published by GAO in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementUnited States Government Accountability Office.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 54 p. ;
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16297195M
LC Control Number2007414104

Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 13 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 Encourage and facilitate regular collaboration among agencies and organizations responsible for or impacted by older driver safety issues (e.g., Department . The Safety of Elderly Drivers includes penetrating comments from elderly drivers who have been involved in serious accidents, and from random elderly drivers speaking for their generation of drivers. Integrating statistical findings based on Motor Vehicle Department accident data and survey data with comprehensive interviews and discussions 5/5(1).

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: December , It is a fact of life that people grow older every day. With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person's continued ability to drive safely. journeys safely and obey occupational health and safety, and road traffic laws when driving for work. You also need to understand and follow your employer’s driving for work policies, procedures and rules. Driver Training Drivers should consider maintaining their skill and knowledge by undergoing regular refresher training. Your employer mayFile Size: 1MB.

According to the Institute of Advanced Motorists, drivers over 70 are as safe as middle aged drivers - the safest group. Also deaths and serious injuries among older drivers are falling, although not quite as much as in other groups.   Overall, driving is becoming more prevalent for older people and on the whole older drivers are as safe as other road users, often compensating well .


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Older driver safety by United States. Government Accountability Office. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Inthe number of people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes (6,) made up 18% of all traffic fatalities. Because of the increasing proportion of older drivers on our nation’s roads, NHTSA is dedicated more than ever to promoting safe behaviors of older drivers on our nation’s roads.

Older Driver Safety. More than 12% of the U.S. population is 65 or older. According to the National Highway Traffi c Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were million older licensed drivers in —representing about 15% of all licensed drivers. As we age.

The original Older Driver Highway Design Handbook was published by FHWA in (FHWA-RD). The 2nd edition, titled Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians (FHWA-RD) was published in   Decemberis Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Older adults can take steps to stay safer on the roads.

Driving helps older adults—persons 65 and older—stay mobile and independent. However, as we age, declines in vision and cognition (ability to reason and remember), and physical changes might affect driving. Per mile driven, the fatality rate for drivers 85 years and older is nine times higher than the rate for drivers 25 to 69 years old." source: Physicians play an important role in the senior driver safety and mobility.

The AMA encourages physicians to make driver safety a routine part of their elderly patient visits and geriatric medical services. Older Driver Safety & Evaluation Giving up driving is Older driver safety book difficult for most people. Driving gives a person freedom and control, a sense of self-esteem and independence.

Often concerns arise about elderly parents, neighbors or friends and their ability to drive safely. Fortunately, most elderly drivers assess their own skills and begin File Size: KB. As a group, older drivers are some of the country's safest drivers. Fewer speed or drive after drinking alcohol than at any other age.

But compared to young and middle-age adults, people over 70 are more likely to be involved in a crash while driving and more likely to die in that crash. For more information: Driver medical concerns. Older drivers, particularly those aged 75+, have higher crash death rates than middle-aged drivers (aged ).

3 Higher crash death rates among this age group are primarily due to increased vulnerability to injury in a crash. Across all age groups, males have substantially higher death rates than females.

4 Age-related declines in vision and cognitive functioning (ability to reason and. At Sheila thinks she's a good driver, but, this year, she's had a minor accident and several near misses.

She's noticed a few new dents on her car and doesn't know how they got there. Sheila wonders how she can stay safe behind the wheel. These can impair driving ability and make it a risky proposition.

Safety Tips: How Senior Drivers Can Be Safer On The Road. One positive that older motorists have in their corner is that they have a lot of experience operating a motor vehicle.

The experience can help you be more prepared for the many possible scenarios you’ll face. There was an 18% increase in the number of older licensed drivers (65+ years) between andleading to 30 million older drivers in as compared to a 13% increase in total licensed drivers (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ).

Older drivers will retain their licenses longer than did those of past generations Cited by: Pedestrian Safety. Other Information. Senior Ombudsman Program.

Mature Driver Improvement Programs (Driver training programs specifically developed for senior drivers.). Selecting a Driving School (Developed for teen drivers but the information for selecting a driving school is useful for all drivers.). Local DMV Driver Safety Offices.

The Victorian Older Drivers’ handbook aims to help older drivers to continue driving safely and to alert them to changes that may make it unsafe to continue driving.

This online version of the handbook was taken from the official VicRoads website. Good luck. Highway Design Handbook for Older Drivers and Pedestrians.

FOREWORD. The proportion of the population over age 65 is growing significantly. Older road users can be expected to have problems driving and as pedestrians, given the known changes in their perceptual, cognitive, and psychomotor performances, presenting many challenges to transportation engineers, who must ensure system safety.

The Older Driver Safety Program goal is to maintain the mobility of older adults while keeping them safe. The program utilizes a public health approach to develop collaborative relationships and processes to determine appropriate educational, environmental, and policy interventions for health and safety professionals, as well as the public.

If the patient’s family members are concerned about the patient’s driving safety, you can give them a copy of How to Help the Older Driver, found in Appendix B.

Enlist their aid in creating a transportation plan for the patient and encouraging the patient to undergo ADReS. Older Drivers and Safety. As a group, older individuals are relatively safe drivers.

Persons age 65 and older have lower rates of crashes and crashes involving injury per licensed driver than younger drivers (see Figure 2), the lowest percentage of crashes involving alcohol, 3 and the highest rate of seatbelt use of any age group. I get lost while driving. My friends and family members say they are worried about my driving.

Other cars seem to appear out of nowhere. I have trouble seeing signs in time to respond to them. Other drivers drive too fast. Other drivers often honk at me. Driving stresses me out. After driving, I feel tired. I have had more “near misses” lately. Seven Senior Safety Suggestions. Need advice for a mature driver.

Our safety suggestions for elderly drivers may be of assistance. Taking A Mature Driver Course. When is a mature driving course a good idea. Let our how to guide assist you. Seniors: When To Turn Over The Car Keys. Knowing when to turn in the keys is a part of responsible driving.

AARP’s Driver Safety Program offers both physical and online courses for older drivers to assess and improve their safe driving. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has a quiz that asks a person to respond to 15 statements about driving situations and gives suggestions based on the person’s answer.

Learn how to identify when an older driver might need to change their driving habits. Things to do When Self-Quarantined – Part 2 Start the conversation with your family member(s) about road safety.Driving crosses all practice areas, from teens to older adults and everyone in between in, covering aspects of Mental Health, Health & Wellness, Rehab & Disability, and Work & Industry.

Read "OT-DRIVE: Integrating the IADL of Driving and Community Mobility Into Routine Practice" in OT Practice magazine.Americans for Older Driver Safety is a Kansas City-based nonprofit that empowers older adults to extend their years of safe driving and remain mobile for life through education, research and policy advances.

Car donation — If it's time for you or someone you know to stop driving, consider donating your car. Here are some resources to help. You can find more by Googling "donate car in Kansas.