Mature Driving Safety & Planning for Alternatives
Mature Driver Safety Tips and Resources
GrandDriver – Find safety tips for older drivers, signs
that your ability or a family member's ability to drive safely is
changing, and an online test to help assess your driving
Tips for Driving Safely with Age-Related Changes - Check
out these tips from the National Institute on Aging to help you
drive safely if you experience changes in vision, hearing,
attention and reaction time, or strength, flexibility and
Videos on How Medical Conditions Impact Older Drivers –
These quick videos by the National Highway Safety Administration
show how medical conditions can impact driving abilities. Watch to
see on-the-road examples and learn more about how to stay
Driver Safety Courses and Evaluations
Mature Driver Safety Courses – This Virginia Department
of Motor Vehicles page lists organizations offering DMV-approved
mature operator's safety courses.
– Find out more about CarFit, a program that provides a trained
professional who helps drivers ensure their vehicle "fits"
for maximum comfort and safety. This includes adjustments to
mirrors, head rests, seat position, etc.
Driver Testing Centers – Find centers that provide
Comprehensive Driver Assessments to evaluate driving ability and
Renewing Virginia Driver’s License at 75 (PDF) –
Find out about the state requirement regarding vision screening for
Medical Authorizations and Requirements – This Virginia
Department of Motor Vehicles page describes medical fitness for
safe driving including vision screening requirements.
Planning for Driving Alternatives
for Older Adults and People with Disabilities – Find a wide
variety of local transportation services including volunteer
Travel Training Bus – Find
free training for older adults on how to use the Fairfax Connector
and Metro. Call 703-877-5800, TTY 711.
- Metro System Travel Training – Find free training for people with disabilities and older adults on how to use Metro. Call 202-962-1100, TTY 711.
Mature Living Video:
Safe Driving & Alternate
A driving safety expert
discusses older adult driving
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