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Older Drivers

My Safe Driving Plan-Click Here For A Printable PDF

      

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.

To schedule a class, contact Cynthia Callaway at ccallaway@dccca.org or Jodi Pew at jpew@dccca.org

AAA Roadwise Driver 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.

To schedule a class, contact Cynthia Callaway at ccallaway@dccca.org or Courtney Garrett at cgarrett@dccca.org

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.

To schedule a class, contact Cynthia Callaway at ccallaway@dccca.org or Courtney Garrett at cgarrett@dccca.org

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. 

Kansas Driving Rehabilitation Programs

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.

See National Traffic Safety Facts About Older Drivers

In 2021 there were 7,489 people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes in the United States, accounting for 17 percent of all traffic fatalities. 

Older female drivers accounted for 20 percent of all female driver fatalities in 2021, compared with 16 percent for the older-male-driver fatalities. 

In 2021 most traffic fatalities in crashes involving older drivers occurred during the daytime (72%), on weekdays (70%), and were in multi-vehicle crashes (69%). 

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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