Notice: This website was a student project from 2009 and is no longer actively maintained. I’ve left these resources archived, but be warned they may be out of date or no longer relevant.

 

Informative Links

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - AAA

AAA

Brochures, audiovisuals for driving safety.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - AAA

AARP

Driver Refresher class.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

ADED: The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Fact sheets and driver rehabilitation specialist directory.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - American Occupational Therapy Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

Consumer fact sheets on specific conditions and evaluations, referrals to state organizations. Also find a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - Foundation for Traffic Safety

Foundation for Traffic Safety

Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - GrandDriver

GrandDriver

What you should know about aging and driving.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Brochures on traffic safety.

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - NHTSA Injury Prevention, Older Road Users

NHTSA Injury Prevention, Older Road Users

Information for Older Road Users

Elderly Driving Assessment: Links - SeniorDrivers

SeniorDrivers

Tips for older drivers - sections on “Giving Up Keys”.


References

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(2) AARP Driver Safety Program (N/A). Keeping Safe. Retrieved December 29, 2008, from AARP.org Web site: http://www.aarp.org/families/driver_safety/driver_safetyissues/a2004-06-07-closecall.html

(3) American Association of Retired Persons, (2004). Test Your Driving IQ. Retrieved February 19, 2009, from AARP.org Web site: http://www.aarp.org/families/driver_safety/driver_ed/a2004-06-23-drivingiq.html

(4) American Automobile Association, (2009). AAA Roadwise Review. Retrieved November 29, 2008, from AAA Exchange Web site: http://www.aaaexchange.com/Main/Default.asp?SectionID=&SubCategoryID=38&CategoryID=3&ContentID=315&

(5) American Medical Association. (2004). Physicians guide to assessing and counseling older drivers. Retrieved March 29, 2008, from http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olderdriver/OlderDriversBooks/

(6) American Occupational Therapy Association (2008). Occupational therapy and driving. Retrieved March 30, 2008, from American Occupational Therapy Association Web site: http://www1.aota.org/olderdriver/

(7) Asher, Ina E. (2007). Occupational therapy assessment tools: An annotated index. (3rd ed.) Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.

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(11) DriveABLE Assessment Centres Inc, (2007). DriveABLE. Retrieved March 28, 2009, from DriveABLE Driver Risk Management Solutions Web site: http://www.driveable.com/

(12) Eby, D. W., Molnar, J.M., & Kartje, P. (2006). SAFER Driving: The Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Web site: http://www.um-saferdriving.org/firstPage.php

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(15) Folstein, M. F., Folstein, S. E., and Fanjiang, G. (2009). MMSE. Retrieved January 4, 2009, from Mini-Mental State Examination Web site: http://www.minimental.com/

(16) Gamble, M. (N/A). When to Put the Brakes On Elderly Drivers. Retrieved March 29, 2009, from Aging Parents and Elder Care Web site: http://www.aging-parents-and-elder-care.com/Pages/Checklists/Elderly_Drivers.html

(17) Gianutsos, R. (2001). Driver Rehabilitation Resources. Retrieved November 18, 2008, from Cogrehab.com Web site: http://www.cogrehab.com/tools/drivertools.php3

(18) Hooper, H. E. (2008). Hooper Visual Organization Test (VOT). Retrieved February 8 2009, from Western Psychological Services Web site: http://portal.wpspublish.com/portal/page?_pageid=53,69277&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

(19) Lee, H. C., & Lee, A. H. (2005). Brief report Identifying older drivers at risk of traffic violations by using a driving simulation: A 3-year longitudinal study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 59, 97-100.

(20) Lee, H. C., & Lee, A. H., & Cameron, D. (2003). Validation of driving simulator by measuring the visual attention skills of older adult drivers. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 324-328.

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(24) McMaster University (2008). Power-Mobility Driving Assessments. Retrieved March 20, 2009, from McMaster University Web site: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/powermobility/index.htm

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(27) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2005). Older driver traffic safety plan. Retrieved March 29, 2008, from http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/injury/olddrive/OlderDriverPlan/index.html

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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