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Older Drivers

AARP Smart Driver Courses

The nation's largest classroom and online driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.

AAA Driver Improvement Courses

AAA’s Roadwise Driver™ can be taken online or in a classroom to help senior drivers keep driving knowledge fresh and get the most out of their vehicles.

Roadwise RX

This tool is designed to help you learn more about your medications and how they may affect your driving.

CarFit Events

This short educational program can help you become more confident behind the wheel by providing the opportunity to check how well your vehicle “fits” you.

NHTSA Older Driver Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides information about how aging can affect driving and what you can do to continue driving safely as you age.

Transportation Options

This county map provides links to transportation options around the state.

2018 Traffic Safety Facts - Older Drivers

In 2018, individuals age 65 and older made up 19 percent of all traffic fatalities.

There was a 32-percent increase in the population of people 65 and older between 2009 and 2018. Older drivers made up 20 percent of all licensed drivers in 2018, compared to 15 percent in 2008.

In 2018, most traffic fatalities in crashes involving older drivers occurred during the daytime (73 percent), on weekdays (70 percent), and involved other vehicles (68 percent).

Seasoned Driver Warning Signs

  • More close calls

  • Failure to use turn signal

  • Drifting into other lanes

  • Difficulty paying attention

  • Driving on wrong side of road

  • Misses turns

  • Confusion between gas and brake pedals

  • Gets lost more often

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