Developing local resources for the safe transportation of the elderly driver

final report for the Governor"s Highway Safety Program 90-06-LE-304-07 by Carol L. Popkin

Publisher: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center in Chapel Hill, N.C

Written in English
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StatementCarol L. Popkin and Christine Little.
LC ClassificationsIN PROCESS
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. ;
Number of Pages37
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Open LibraryOL1049108M
LC Control Number93621977

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DEVELOPING LOCAL RESOURCES FOR THE SAFE TRANSPORTATION OF THE ELDERLY DRIVER. This publication presents the results of a study on the issue of pursuing local resources for the transportation needs of older people.

Two counties in North Carolina, Forsyth and Surrey, expressed an interest in this issue and received funding from the Governor's. developing local resources for the safe transportation of the elderly driver: final report for the governor's highway safety program. no abstract provided. supplemental notes: carol l.

popkin and christine little other phys. description: 37 septem hsrc-prcover includes bibliographical references addl corp. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for seniors who can no longer drive independently.

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The information is not medical advice. Driver Knowledge — This website offers a devinitive list of driving safety resources for senior drivers. The Global Road Safety Partnership is dedicated to the sustainable reduction of road-crash death and injury in low- and middle-income countries, which suffer 90 per cent of the million annual deaths and 50 million serious injuries that.

If You’re a Family Caregiver: Considerations before talking to an older driver. Resource The Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS) offers comprehensive resources for caregivers, older drivers, medical professionals, highway engineers, motor vehicle administrators and more.

Learn More About ChORUS. Getting older does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. Driving is one of the most important sources of independence for older adults. As we age, our driving ability changes and eventually diminishes.

This article describes how to create an ongoing partnership with elder family members in order to keep them safe on the road, keep their driving skills as sharp as possible and help them make the decision to stop driving at the appropriate time.

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Local Transportation Services If you cannot afford a taxi or it is difficult to walk to a bus stop, get into a shuttle van or go to a physician’s office without assistance, consider using local programs called supplemental transportation programs or STPs.

frequent use of a company vehicle, must pass the company’s new hire training and safety course. Monthly driver safety meetings will be conducted. At least one safe driving topic will be discussed each month with driving employees. Meetings will be regularly scheduled, and documented on a.

The severity of injuries can be limited by safety measures in vehicles, such as airbags. Elderly drivers can also benefit from further training and driver assistance systems that alert the driver when he or she is too close to another vehicle, helping them to judge distances correctly as well as park and travel safely on a road with several lanes.

Finding transportation can be challenging when Mom or Dad or both need help with driving to doctor appointments, shopping trips to the grocery, pharmacy and other local errands. It is often difficult for well-meaning but busy families with demanding schedules to find time to transport their elderly parents.

Training and tools for doctors to assess the ability of senior drivers. Senior driver safety is a public health issue effecting not only the elderly but everyone on the road.

Aging and Community Health Program. American Medical Association. (AMA). Elderly resources like the AARP Driver Safety Program refresher course is the first and largest course created for adults 50 and older. The 8-hour low-cost course is usually taught in two four-hour sessions, or people can complete an online course in a day time frame (call toll-free at () ).

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Below are some driving behaviors that senior drivers and their family members should be aware of and how you can develop an appropriate course of action if they're. The workbook is designed to be used by families as a tool to meet the demands of a potential problem when you become suspect of the senior driver’s ability to remain a safe driver.

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PACE can be contacted by calling MEDICARE. NHTSA offers free educational resources for older drivers and older drivers’ caretakers to help ensure everyone can enjoy their later years to the fullest.

This Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, spread the word about our educational material and help keep your loved ones safe. For more information, visit Tips, resources and manuals on how to talk to senior drivers about driver safety and when it may be time to hand over the keys.

To provide refresher senior driver safety information and also to provide a respectful way to approach seniors about the possibility of using alternate forms of transportation when driving is no longer safe. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.).

This may also be a time to evaluate your living situation. If you’re in an isolated area with few transportation options, consider moving to an area with more options, or investigate different senior living options.

How to talk to a loved one about unsafe driving. Driving safety can be a. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that the population aged 70+ will increase from million in to million in This increase has led to concerns about the potential effects on traffic safety.

Seniors who are still unsure whether it's time to stop driving may want to consider other options for getting around if they find it a struggle to see the road and drive safely during the. Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is happening now. From December 3 rd through December 7 th, the American Occupational Therapy Association is calling attention to different aspects of older driver Senior Lifestyle we know that the ability to get to appointments, shop for necessities and simply visit friends is vital to the well-being seniors, so we join AOTA in their efforts to.

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The Supervisors' Safety Development Program (SSDP) trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities.

A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.

Community shuttles/senior transit: Your local community may have shuttle service available, especially for medical appointments. Some medical facilities, such as those for veterans, also have transportation options for medical appointments.

Your local place of worship may also offer transit options.Get a list of local transportation resources—a community guidebook, newspaper insert or brochure.

Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA)—the central point of contact for information for those 60 and older in your city, county, or region.

The Area Agency on Aging may have a guide to transportation.While the National Transportation Safety Board decided that the driver was at fault, they also shared the blame on the city for the lack of barricades around the farmer’s market.

With over 32 million licensed drivers over the age of 65 on the road throughout the United States, it is inevitable that traffic collisions with these drivers will.