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APHA has developed an online public health and transportation toolkit with useful resources such as fact sheets, case studies, reports and websites.
The promising approaches in this guide are presented within the context of several areas that hold promise for promoting lifelong community mobility, including driver screening and assessment, driver education and training, roadway design, vehicle design and advanced technology, transitioning from driving to other transportation options, transportation coordination, and alternative transportation options. We recognize that no single area holds the key to achieving the safety and mobility goals for older adults. A sustained and broad-based effort on multiple fronts, involving collaboration among a diverse group of professionals is needed. We hope that this guide will serve as a useful resource for anyone involved in working to meet this worthwhile challenge.
Getting older does not necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it is important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. NHTSA offers free materials to help you learn more about how to recognize and discuss changes in your older loved one's driving.
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) published a paper in 1995 suggesting how outside mirrors could be adjusted to eliminate blind spots.
Whether it's dementia or another reason that raises concern about driving safety, it can be a very complicated and emotionally charged issue. Share with us any stories or solutions that you have had in your family.