U.S. Department
of Transportation

National Highway
Traffic Safety
Administration

DOT HS 808 853
April 1999

SAFE MOBILITY FOR OLDER PEOPLE
Notebook

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1. Report No.

DOT HS 808 853

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

SAFE MOBILITY FOR OLDER PEOPLE NOTEBOOK

5. Report Date

April 1999

6. Performing Organization Code

1478

7. Author(s)

Loren Staplin, Kathy H. Lococo, Joseph Stewart, and Lawrence E. Decina

8. Performing Organization Report No.
9. Performing Organization Name and Address

The Scientex Corporation
Transportation Safety Division

P.O. Box 1367, 1722 Sumneytown Pike
Kulpsville, PA 19443

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.

DTNH22-96-C-05140

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Research and Traffic Records
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 6240
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Interim Technical Report
Oct. 1996 - Apr. 1999

14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

COTR: Dr. John Eberhard, NTS-31

16. Abstract

The Safe Mobility for Older People Notebook is a research product of the "Model Driver Screening and Evaluation Program" project sponsored by NHTSA, and is intended as a resource to support program initiatives promoting the safe mobility of older persons across all States and Provinces. This document represents a snapshot of current knowledge and practices at the State and Provincial level. Topics include the identification of high-risk older drivers; the counseling and remediation of at-risk drivers; public information and educational tools to support program implementation; and mobility options and alternatives to transportation for seniors. Coverage of these topics is provided in 70 subtopic discussions, containing three sections each: (1) a summary of outcomes in relevant research studies and implementation efforts; (2) conclusions/preliminary recommendations pertinent to the development of a national Model Program; and (3) references identifying data sources. An Annotated Research Compendium of Driver Assessment Techniques for Age-Related Functional Impairments is also provided as further rationale and supporting evidence for conclusions and recommendations found in this document.

17. Key Words

Driver, Safety, Mobility, Age, Functional Impairment, Functional Testing, Road Test, Licensing, Screening, Vision, Attention, Perception, Physical Ability, Dementia, Epidemiology, Remediation, Education, Training, Counseling, Alternative Transportation, Mobility Options

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

19. Security Classif. (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classif. (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

477

22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized