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Older Drivers



Kansas Rides

Making public transportation more accessible and more useful to Kansas’ residents by promoting independence and increasing awareness and perception of transportation services.

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.

Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety

The Clearinghouse for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS) serves as a centralized, user-friendly, and dynamic source of information pertaining to highway safety for aging drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists.

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.

KDOR Division of Vehicles:
Medical/Vision Review Information

KDOR accepts “Letters of Concern” from courts, exam stations, law enforcement, family members, the medical community, and concerned citizens.

A “Letter of Concern” must specifically state an issue regarding the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle, include the driver’s name and date of birth or Kansas Driver’s License number and be signed by the person writing the letter.

After receiving the “Letter of Concern”, this office takes appropriate action. Our office sends the driver a letter and forms requiring the forms be submitted within 30 days. The medical and vision forms must be completed by a physician familiar with the driver’s history. 

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.

Public Transportation Options

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

2019 Traffic Safety Facts - Older Drivers

In 2019, individuals age 65 and older made up 20 percent of all traffic fatalities.

There was a 34-percent increase in the population of people 65 and older between 2010 and 2019. Older drivers made up 20 percent of all licensed drivers in 2019 and were involved in 15 percent of all fatal crashes that year.

In 2019, most traffic fatalities in crashes involving older drivers occurred during the daytime (72 percent), on weekdays (69 percent), and involved other vehicles (66 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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