With eight out of 10 seniors taking medications, this online tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods, and their interactions with each other, can impact safety behind the wheel. Drivers are encouraged to discuss the confidential results with their doctor or pharmacist to learn how to mitigate possible crash risks. Roadwise Rx is available, at no cost, to all seniors and their families at SeniorDriving.AAA.com.
The CarFit program is designed to improve the "fit" between mature drivers and their vehicles followed by actions they can take to enhance comfort and safety behind the wheel. CarFit is a free program that also offers specific, practical community resources to help older drivers maintain and strengthen their wellness to extend their safe, independent driving years. Adjustments discussed during CarFit that could increase comfort and control while driving include:
To find a CarFit event near you, please visit Car-Fit.org.
- A clear line of sight over the steering wheel.
- Plenty of room between your chest and the front airbag and steering wheel.
- A seat you fit in comfortably and safely.
- Properly adjusted headrests.
- Easy access to gas and brake pedals.
- A safety belt that holds you in the proper position and remains comfortable as you drive.
Smart Features for Older Drivers
This resource guide identifies vehicle features that can assist drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered as they age. You will learn about features that best address each condition and be provided examples of vehicles exemplifying those features. For more information, please visit SeniorDriving.AAA.com.
Driver Planning Agreement
Smart Features for Older Drivers Brochure
Smart Features for Older Drivers: Vehicle List
AAA has partnered with Posit Science to bring you DriveSharp—an online brain training program that is clinically proven to help drivers see more, react faster, and cut crash risk by up to 50%. With DriveSharp, every driver can lower their crash risk—at any age and:
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- Increase useful field of view by 200% (the visual area over which information can be extracted at a brief glance without eye or head movements).
- Reduce stopping distance by 22 feet @ 55 mph.
- Feel more confident and alert while driving – react faster, be quicker, and stay safer behind the wheel.
Keeping The Keys
This free seminar addresses the effects of visual impairment, reduced strength and other physical limitations, the effects of medications, and the use adaptive equipment. It is designed for seniors and their families who question what learn early warning signs to look for and how to have open discussions about driving safety. For availability in your area, please call (813) 289-5831.
For more information about senior driver safety, visit SeniorDriving.AAA.com.