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Smart Features for Older Drivers Version 3

Building on previous collaborations with the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (2007; 2011), the University of Florida’s Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation will provide expert services to revise and compile version 3 of the Smart Features for Older Drivers initiative.

Efficacy of a Driving Program on Safe Community Mobility for Combat Veterans

The overarching objective of this proposal was to discern, after clinical and simulated driving performance testing, if an Occupational Therapy Driving Intervention (OT-DI) improved veterans’ driving performance (less errors when assessed on simulator) over the short term (immediately following intervention) and intermediate term (3 months).

Aging Road User Information Systems

This project supports Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition and the Aging Road User Strategic plan through provision of a database linked to the Coalition's Safe and Mobile Seniors website, Find A Ride page.

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program

In collaboration with Stellenbosh University, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, is leading efforts with Prof. Lana van Niekerk to help reduce the number of road fatalities in South Africa.

A Collaborative International Knowledge Synthesis to Update Guidelines for Determining Medical Fitness to Operate Motor Vehicles

Project Title: A Collaborative International Knowledge Synthesis to Update Guidelines for Determining Medical Fitness to Operate Motor Vehicles Principal Investigator: Dr. Mark Rapoport Direct Cost: $100,000.00 Source: Canadian Health Research Institute Start and End Dates: 06/01/2015 – 05/30/2016 Goal: To create an up-to-date knowledge synthesis and clinical guidelines on driving…