Driving Safety

Driving a car represents freedom and independence and helps older adults to feel more satisfied and in control of their lives. Millions of people drive after their 65th birthdays: 81% of people aged 65 and older (over 40 million people) held driver’s licenses as of 2015.

As we get older, we begin to experience age-related physical and mental changes. This can make driving more difficult and dangerous, but these changes do not start at any specific age.

Driving Safety: Test Driving Skills

 

SIGNS THAT DRIVING SKILLS NEED TESTING

Safe Driving for Older Adults was developed through a cooperative agreement between AGS and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).