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Month: June 2024

Car Accident Law – Older Drivers

Older Drivers

Older road users include drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. NHTSA’s mission with respect to older road users is to keep them safely mobile through programs that reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities among older people. Through research and outreach activities, NHTSA’s programs help aging individuals recognize their changing abilities and adapt their transportation practices appropriately. Whether driving, walking or cycling, if unsafe choices are made, family, friends, physicians, other health-care providers, and licensing officials can be pivotal in providing older persons with options for maintaining safe mobility. These individuals can also identify drivers with functional limitations that impair driving performance and direct older drivers to safer transportation alternatives. More information from our austin tx car accident lawyer here

What’s new in Older Road Users?
This product was developed in partnership with the American Optometric Association to help drivers with specific medical conditions and the families of those drivers, especially when making decisions about driving ability, risk, and safety. This brochure is intended to be a discussion tool between patients and their eye doctors.

From the field: Four Communities Implement Active Aging Programs
This manual is intended for local community urban and strategic planners, individuals or agencies involved in programs for older adults, and community activists. It was developed to illustrate four successful local efforts to promote active aging through walking and biking.

Program Evaluation: Measuring the Value of Active Aging This manual is intended for local community urban and strategic planners, individuals or agencies involved in programs for older adults, and community activists. It identifies steps for program evaluation and provides strategies for addressing challenges in program assessment. It is a companion to Creating Communities for Active Aging.

Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers
This step-by-step guide was designed for physicians who treat older drivers. It includes information about screening, referrals to rehabilitation specialists, and how different diseases may affect driving. The guide also includes suggestions on counseling drivers who must retire from driving.

Driving When You Have Had a Stroke

For most people, driving represents freedom, control and competence. Driving enables most people to get to the places they want to go and to see the people they want to see when they want.

Driving When You Have Arthritis
This brochure was developed with the Arthritis Foundation and is intended to facilitate discussion for patients, families, and doctors. It assists in making decisions about driving safety and is relevant for older drivers seeking to maintain mobility. It is meant to be distributed by 21partners, in medical and aging service organizations.

A Compendium of Law Enforcement Older Driver Programs
This compendium lists law enforcement programs on older drivers that were active. These programs included training for officers, training for older drivers, and community relations programs that promote safety. Although many programs are unique, contact information is provided so agencies wishing to learn more can directly contact the program operators.

Driving When You Have Parkinson’s Disease
This brochure includes information about symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and how this condition may affect driving, suggested steps drivers could take to increase their driving safety if they have this condition and relevant resources for such drivers. The brochure was developed in partnership with the American Parkinson’s Disease Association and The National Parkinson Foundation.

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