Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
What is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week?
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) establishes Older Driver Safety Awareness Week every year in December to promote the importance of older driver safety and mobility that helps ensure older adults remain active within their communities.
Here in Florida, the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition endorses and supports AOTA's national efforts by raising awareness and promoting events throughout the state. During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week each day will focus on a different aspect of safety and mobility to benefit the aging population.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition hosts numerous events that help keep older drivers safe and mobile for life.
In addition to the events taking place during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition offers Florida drivers free You Hold the Keys to Your Transportation Future workshops throughout the year across the state. The Coalition offers this workshop to teach drivers the three keys to achieving safe mobility for life, which allows older adults to remain independent as well as connected to community. Older drivers, pedestrians, transit riders and even golf cart drivers can take advantage of free resources and materials available through FLsams.org that will help them stay safe and mobile for life.
Florida's Guide for Aging Drivers
To receive* a printed version of the Guide, please send your name and mailing address to:FSU Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy
Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center
PO Box 3061121
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-8145
* Please allow 5 – 8 business days to receive your Guide in the mail.
Tips for Talking with Aging Drivers about Safe Driving Concerns is a brochure to help families and caregivers talk to aging drivers about safe driving
Find out how to stay safe and mobile for life
Does Your CarFit You?
To participate in an event register online by clicking on this link or call the number listed:
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Ms. T. Fields
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fran Carlin Rogers
(800) 889-3627 (Consult a Nurse team)
Many activities are scheduled around the state, or you can participate in these online resources.
Click on the links for more info from AOTA on the scheduled topics
|Anticipating Changes That Can Affect Driving||Family Conversations||Screening and Evaluations With an Occupational Therapist||Interventions That Can Empower Drivers and Families||Staying Engaged in the Community|
|Driver Wellness||Families and Caregivers Resources||Driving Skills||Vehicle||Aging in Place|
Click on the links to find more info on FLSams.org on the scheduled topics
Listen to the Message
You may hear these Public Service Announcements on your favorite radio station, or you can click the play button to hear these important messages now.
You Hold the Keys to Your Transportation Future
Its true! Only you know the best way to stay mobile, whether you are driving or not.
Tools to Help You Plan for Your Transportation Future
Family definitely tops the list of what's most important in life. But maintaining your independence is a close second.
Maintain Your Mobility Without Solely Relying on Family
One day you're driving your kids around, and the next, your kids might need to drive you around. ITS LIFE!
Data supporting the Coalition activities and important areas of focus can be accessed by clicking these links that will open maps and charts in PDF format
Top ten rural and urban counties determined by highest rate of crashes averaged over three years
Crashes involving motor vehicle drivers aged 65+
Crashes involving pedestrians aged 65+
Crashes involving bicyclists aged 65+
Crashes involving motorcyclists aged 65+
Licensed drivers aged 65+
Florida's Aging Road User Survey: