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Assessment of Driving-Related Skills (ADReS)

Assessment of Driving-Related Skills (ADReS)


This Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers was developed by the American Medical Association in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This guide was originally developed as a tool for physician’s to evaluate their patients, however has now become a resource beyond the MD community. The assessment is especially used by Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.

This test battery consists of performance based tasks that requires about 15 minutes. Areas assessed include:

  • Vision Visual Field & Visual Acuity
  • Motor Skills Ambulation, Range of Motion & Manual Muscle Testing
  • Cognition Clock Drawing Test & Trailmaking Test, Part B

Each assessment is scored individually and suggested recommendations or referrals are given based on performance.5

Where to Obtain

The guide is in PDF format and is chapter 3 of the Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers.

Linked PDF

Who is originally responsible for this Tool?

American Medical Association & National Highway Traffic Safety Association in collaboration with many specialists in related fields.

Assessment Comparison Matrix

Overwhelmed by all of the choices and assessment varieties? Included is a handy reference chart that will help in the decision making process.

Assessment Comparison Matrix