DRIVER SAFETY LINKS & RESOURCES:
Below are the links to the Older Driver Education Webinar
and the Directions to accessing POST hours.
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: December 7-11, 2020
First Call for Help (or via phone at 211)
Senior Linkage Line 1-800-333-2433
National Aging & Disability Transportation Ctr 1-866-983-3222
GoGo Grandparents 1-855-464-6872
Help at Your Door 651-642-1892
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute/Allina Health 612-262-7855
Senior Driver Education/Safety Classes
(Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety)
NHTSA Older Driver Page
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Minnesota Safety Council
AAA Roadwise Rx
(Link to side effects of medications)
AAA Senior Driving Page
AARP Driver Safety
(Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Older Driver Page)
MN Dept of Public Safety / Office of Traffic Safety
MN DPS Older Driver Page
Articles, Guides, Handbooks
NHTSA: Talking About Driving with an Older Driver
(1 page pdf from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration with hints about talking with an older driver)
Your Road Ahead — A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations
(a guidebook from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence describing the benefits of a comprehensive driving evaluation from an occupational therapist with specialized driver evaluation training.)
At the Crossroads — Family Conversations About Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia & Driving
(a guidebook from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence that helps families determine when it’s time for loved ones with dementia to stop driving and helps them cope with driving cessation.)
We Need to Talk — Family Conversations with Older Drivers
(a guidebook from The Hartford Center for Mature Market Excellence that gives families easy to use, practical information to help them plan ahead and initiate productive and caring conversations with older adults about driving safely.)
On the Go! — A Safety Guide for Seasoned Drivers
(a guide from the Minnesota Safety Council with information on how to stay sharp and stay safe , defensive driving basics, a test your reaction time game, and dealing with intersections and roundabouts, among other tips.
Additional Resources from The Hartford Company on aging, in general and on driving.
Just the Facts Medical Conditions and Your Drivers License
(from the Minnesota Dept. of Public Safety / Office of Traffic Safety)
Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 4th Edition
(Alice Pomidor — editor New York, 2019 The American Geriatrics Society & NHTSA)
This 277 page book can be downloaded in PDF format, reviews information about the older driver, reasons they are at risk, methods of screening for risk related to driving, interventions, rehabilitation, advising the driver and family, ethical and legal considerations, current licensing and reporting laws, medical conditions and medications that can affect driving, alternate transportation means often available. This book was most recently updated in 2020.
Driver Improvement Program
This approved accident prevention course with the MN Dept of Public Safety is offered by St.Cloud State University’s Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center.