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Elder Driver Safety in California Having a senior driver in your family doesn’t necessarily mean you have to take the keys away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a Drive Well Toolkit for elder drivers and their families. It’s not just about taking the keys away. It’s about promoting older driver safety, independence…

Older Driver Safety in California Older driver safety is an important topic in California. With the impending increase in baby-boomer-older drivers on the roadways, it’s important to make sure drivers are healthy enough to drive safely. A decline in physical and cognitive skills can impact the ability for an older driver to safely navigate the…

Safe Driving Class for Seniors in Lompoc After several crashes involving senior drivers on the Central Coast recently, the Dick DeWees Community Senior Center in Lompoc is offering a driving class aimed at increasing roadway safety for elderly drivers. KCOY News Channel 12 reports that the class is going to be available to AARP members…

New Press Release From The NHTSA The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a press release announcing the new five-year traffic safety plan and guidelines for older drivers and passengers. This plan is designed to increase the safety of older drivers and passengers on American roadways. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx emphasized the importance…

California Highway Patrol’s Elderly Driver Safety Campaign A press release from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) outlines their plan to increase roadway safety through education for elderly drivers. December 2nd through the 6th is “Older Driver Safety Awareness Week.” Officials with the CHP and the American Occupation Therapy Association (AOTA) are working to increase awareness…

photo courtesy of DSA Crown© Older Driver Safety The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2008, more than 5,500 older adults were killed in traffic crashes, and more than 183,000 older adults were injured. They also report that adults over the age of 65 made up 15 percent of all traffic-related fatalities….

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