Elderly Drivers

Safety Links

Safe Mobility for Life

This program strives to improve the safety, access and mobility of Florida's aging road users by developing a comprehensive strategic plan to reduce injuries and crashes among this vulnerable population


NHTSA Older Driver Information Website

NHTSA offers free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving.


NHTSA Talking to Older Drivers Campaign

NHTSA offers free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving.


Report on Older Driver Travel Behaviors

AAA Report: An Examination of Medical Conditions, Medication Use and Travel Behaviors


Study urges families to talk about 'driving retirement'

American Journal of Medicine study revealed that anticipatory guidance talking early and often about health and driving might make it easier for older patients to discuss it. Many are also more likely to accept advice from their doctor than from family.


Report: Grandparents Driving Grandchildren: An Evaluation of Child Passenger Safety and Injuries

American Academy of Pediatrics Report: Grandparents represented nearly 10% of drivers in crashes involving child occupants. The adjusted risk of child injury for grandparent drivers was 50% lower than that for parent drivers.


NHTSA Traffic Safety Fact Sheets on Older Population

Statistic reports on auto fatalities of older drivers and more.


CarFit: Helping Mature Drivers Find Their Safest Fit

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. View this schedule of Florida events and videos.


Keeping Us Safe: Practical, Real-life Solutions to Older Drivers and Their Families

Includes: "Driving Under the Influence of Dementia" Law Enforcement program, and Self-Assessment Program for Older Drivers;


Report on Seat Belt Effectiveness on Older Occupants

A NHTSA report that quantifies the effects of aging and gender on fatality and injury risk of vehicle occupants


CDC: Older Adult Drivers Research & Activities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list steps that older adults can take to stay safer on the roads.


Florida Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Dec 1-7, 2013; Proclamation

Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation establishing the first week in December to be Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in Florida