SAFE AND MOBILE SENIORS
of Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition
Many national, state and local organizations
have information and programs to help seniors
Below is a list of organizations and Web sites
that offer facts about aging and driving, resources
for families, and services for seniors.
AAMVA: American Association of Motor Vehicle
FDHSMV: Florida Department of Highway Safety and
Helps seniors, as well as friends, family and
caregivers, learn about the effects of aging on
driving. It provides tips for assessing driving
skills, information on ways to keep driving safely
as long as possible and suggestions for children
AAA: American Automobile Association
The "On the Road/Mature Drivers" section provides
information on the effect of medications on driving,
vision and driving, how to fine-tune driving skills
and senior friendly vehicles. More information
on "Straight Talk for Mature Drivers" is available
by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to
AAA Driver Improvement, 1515 North Westshore Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33603. The AAA Mature Operator course
is offered online at www.aaa.com. For additional
information contact Yoli Buss (813) 289-5831.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Provides information, videos and quizzes to help
older drivers stay safely behind the wheel for
as many years as possible.
AARP Driver Safety Program
The nation's first and largest classroom driver
refresher course specially designed for motorists
age 50 and older.
ADED: The Association for Driver
Find fact sheets and a driver rehabilitation specialist
directory. A driver rehabilitation specialist
can provide a comprehensive evaluation and make
recommendations regarding driving.
American Occupational Therapy Association
Provides consumer information about safe driving
and community mobility as well as the nation's
most comprehensive data base of driver rehabilitation
specialists. Provides easy access to informal
self-administered driving screenings.
NHTSA: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA's 5-Year Traffic Safety Plan for Older People
Read about Older Driver Safety in NHTSA's latest
issue of Safety in Numbers, a new online monthly
newsletter on hot topics in auto safety –
including problem identification, people at risk,
and recommended practices and solutions to mitigate
injury and death on our nation's roadways. It
includes tips for older drivers, problem identification
and information on people at risk.
Department of Health and Human Services/U.S.
Administration on Aging
Helps older people retain their dignity and independence
and remain in their homes and communities for
as long as possible.
National Association of Area Agencies
Offers information and resources for older adults
in their communities. Provides access to more
than 4800 state and local information and referral
service providers, identified for every ZIP code
in the country.