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Safe Driving

Many seniors enjoy driving and wish to continue doing it safely. Getting your vision and hearing checked regularly and talking with your doctor can help keep you fit for the roads. Understanding the risks of unsafe driving and knowing about alternative transportation options can be helpful during this time of transition.

  • AAA Senior Driving
    Confidential online driving self-evaluation as well as local resources for assistance.

  • AARP Driver Safety Course
    A course for drivers age 50 and older to brush up on their skills, learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate their vehicle more safely in today's driving environment. Drivers who complete the course may be eligible for a discount on their car insurance.

  • Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
    Driver rehabilitation specialists can evaluate a driver’s capabilities in physical and cognitive terms, as well as recommend adaptive vehicle equipment. ADED provides a national member directory to find a specialist in your area.
    Hickory, NC

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
    Offers information and resources about adapting vehicles for older drivers and driving safely while aging gracefully.

  • NJ Motor Vehicle Commission – Medical Review Unit
    Responsible for identifying high-risk drivers and taking appropriate administrative action when medical or physical conditions may compromise a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. This unit takes reports from police, courts, medical professionals and family members with concerns about an individual’s driving abilities and investigates whether driving privileges should be suspended or revoked.
    1-609-292-7500 x5032