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State of Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition

Many national, state and local organizations have information and programs to help seniors "Get Around Safe and Sound." 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 Administrators

FDHSMV: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

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 and caregivers.

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
www.aarp.org/drive or 1-888-227-7669
The nation's first and largest classroom driver refresher course specially designed for motorists age 50 and older.

ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
www.aded.net or 1-800-290-2344
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 on Aging
www.eldercare.gov or 1-800-677-1116
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.


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