Driving Today: Rules of the Road & Technology Updates

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Driving Today: Rules of the Road & Technology Updates"

Transcription

1 Driving Today: Rules of the Road & Technology Updates Sherrie Waugh, MOT OTR CDRS Ph Occupational Therapist, Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist Community Health Network

2 Who am I? Occupational Therapist: Skilled health professional that works with people of all ages to increase/maintain independence in the activities that an individual wants/needs to do. Bachelor s of Health Science from Purdue University Master s of Occupational Therapy from University of Indianapolis Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist: A specialist who plans, develops, coordinates, and implements driver rehab services for individuals with disabilities. In-classroom and on the road training Certification exam through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

3 Driving Statistics In 2011, there were 35 million licensed drivers age 65 and over according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 5,560 people age 65 and older were killed and 214,000 were injured in traffic crashes in In 2012 drivers age 65 and older accounted for 17% of all traffic fatalities. 75% of traffic fatalities involving older drivers happened during the day and 64% involved another vehicle. Fatalities in crashes involving older drivers however declined by 13% from 2003 to By 2020 there will be more than 40 million drivers on the road in this age group.

4 Driving Today- What has changed? Roundabouts: Designed to make intersections safer and more efficient Michigan Lefts: Replaces a left turn with a U-turn and a right turn Interstate Speed Limits Rural Interstates: 70 mph Urban Interstates (population of at least 50,000 people): 55 mph School Bus Requirements You must stop when you approach a school bus with flashing red lights activated and stop arm extended. If you are driving on a roadway divided by a barrier or an unimproved median, you are required to stop only if you are traveling in the same direction as the school bus.

5 Single-Lane Roundabouts Proceed in a counterclockwise position Be prepared to yield to traffic on the left. You do not need to use a signal when going on as all traffic must proceed to the right. Upon leaving roundabout you must use a signal.

6 Multi-Lane Roundabouts Verify traffic to the left, they have the right-a-way. If there is no traffic present, do not stop; if traffic is present, yield and proceed when safe Position vehicle in outermost right hand lane Take first exit (completing ¼ of the roundabout

7 Multi-Lane Roundabouts Verify traffic to the left, they have the right-a-way Position vehicle in outermost right hand lane OR inside lane next to the center island Take the second exit (completing ½ of the roundabout) Make sure to remain in your lane

8 Multi-Lane Roundabouts Verify traffic to the left, they have the right-a-way Position vehicle in the inside lane next to the center island Take the third exit (completing ¾ of the roundabout) Make sure to remain in your lane

9 Multi-Lane Roundabouts Verify traffic to the left, they have the right-a-way Position vehicle in the inside lane next to the circle Remain up close to the center island until you have done a full circle You have the right-a-way once you are in the circle and others should yield to you Make sure to remain in your lane

10 Michigan Left Currently only located in North Indy (Allisonville Road & 96 th Street) How does it work? Proceed through the traffic signal and ~150 feet after the light there will be a signal indicating a U-turn. Complete the U-turn and then complete the right hand turn onto the needed road.

11 What can change as we age? Vision Skills 85-95% of the sensory cues in the driving task are visual Decreased peripheral vision, contrast sensitivity, diminished night vision Increased risk for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and increased difficulty with near vision focus. Hearing Skills Guides a driver by providing warning information Age-related hearing loss most often occurs in both ears Physical Abilities Muscular strength decreases ~12-15% between the ages Loss of speed of muscle contractions and coordination with age Decreased flexibility resulting from arthritis resulting in increased difficulty getting in/out of car and turning head/trunk to check environment

12 What can change as we age? Cognitive Functioning Attention: Focused vs Divided vs Selective Memory: Problems with short-term memory may cause difficulties in retaining information over short periods of time (route choice). May affect the use of new in-vehicle technologies Skill Acquisition: Becomes slower making it more difficult to alter familiar ways of performing a certain task Information Processing: Requires more time to respond to unexpected events Decision Making/Reasoning: Due to decreased processing speed; these skills can be slower to respond

13 Driving Technology Driver Assistance & Safety Systems Push-button start: Easier for people with injuries, disabilities, and arthritis Blind-spot detection: Helps people with reduced mobility and vision increase awareness of surrounding traffic Rear-view cameras: Assists with safe backing Lane-departure alert: Uses a camera to analyze roadway markings and provide a warning to alert a driver who has moved out of the lane Automatic braking: Avoids crashes, including when parking Automated parking: Finds and backs into spaces or parallel parks without driver steering Adaptive cruise control systems : Maintains vehicle speed and following distance in traffic Navigation systems: Assists with finding a route towards a destination by provided turn-by-turn directions or showing a route on a map display

14 What is my role? As a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS): Determine if a person meets state requirements Understand the occupation of driving for each person Provide in-clinic evaluation of performance skills for driving Provide an on the road evaluation Provide follow-up services as needed

15 Who can/may benefit from a driving evaluation? Anyone can benefit! It can help keep you at the top of your game. If you feel your driving continues to be fine: A second opinion may verify your confidence If you are feeling your age : Identifying how slower reaction time or physical changes may affect safe driving and learn new strategies or tips to keep your driving safe. If you have one or more medical conditions: Chronic or acute diseases (including stroke, diabetes, arthritis, dementia) can impact safety. If you have been told that you should stop driving: But you don t agree. You can participate in the comprehensive driving evaluation to obtain a complete picture of your driving skills and potential for improvement. If you have recently been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer s disease: In the early stages you may be appropriate to continue safe driving or benefit from recommendations on alternate options when appropriate.

16 Physical Therapy and Rehab, Neuro Specialty Program Community Physical Therapy and Rehab Community Health Pavilion Ft. Ben Neuro Specialty Program 8501 East 56 th Street, Suite 140 Indianapolis, IN For more information or to make a referral, please call

17 Additional Resources Evaluate your driving ability Understanding mind & body changes Improve your driving skills Maintain mobility and independence AARP Smart Driver course offered through Touchpoint Exercise for Drivers Dementia & Driving Driving Evaluations Driving Wellness We Need to Talk

Patient-Driver Safety. A Practical Guide for Keeping Families and Roadways Safe

Patient-Driver Safety. A Practical Guide for Keeping Families and Roadways Safe Patient-Driver Safety A Practical Guide for Keeping Families and Roadways Safe How Health Can Affect Driving Ability Driving is one of the most complex and dangerous tasks people perform on a daily basis.

More information

chapter 3 basic driving skills

chapter 3 basic driving skills chapter 3 basic driving skills When curving to the left, keep the front wheels close to the right edge of the lane to keep your driver s side rear wheels out of the next lane of traffic. Curve ahead slow

More information

Fit to Drive Traffic Safety for Older Drivers

Fit to Drive Traffic Safety for Older Drivers Fit to Drive Traffic Safety for Older Drivers Are you fit to drive? The aging process may increase your risk of being in a traffic crash, and it affects the severity of injuries you experience. Drivers

More information

an edriving company AB 60 Practice Tests

an edriving company AB 60 Practice Tests an edriving company AB 60 Practice Tests Join the conversation facebook.com/ab60informacion Practice Test #1 8. This sign means: 1. You may drive off of the paved roadway to pass another vehicle: A. If

More information

DRIVER REHABILITATION OVERVIEW

DRIVER REHABILITATION OVERVIEW DRIVER REHABILITATION OVERVIEW What is included in a Driving Evaluation? The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the individual s medical condition, medications, functional limitations and/ or

More information

SUPPORTING SENIOR DRIVERS How friends and family can help

SUPPORTING SENIOR DRIVERS How friends and family can help SUPPORTING SENIOR DRIVERS How friends and family can help NZ Transport Agency Published November 2015 ISBN 978-0-478-44538-1 (print) ISBN 978-0-478-44539-8 (online) Copyright: November 2015 NZ Transport

More information

INSTRUCTOR S GUIDE. Stay on the Right Track Highway-Railway Crossing Awareness Training for Newly Licensed Drivers

INSTRUCTOR S GUIDE. Stay on the Right Track Highway-Railway Crossing Awareness Training for Newly Licensed Drivers INSTRUCTOR S GUIDE Stay on the Right Track Highway-Railway Crossing Awareness Training for Newly Licensed Drivers WHAT WE DO Operation Lifesaver is a nationwide, non-profit public information and education

More information

The Older Driver Dilemma. U.S. Life Expectancy

The Older Driver Dilemma. U.S. Life Expectancy The Older Driver Dilemma In America, driving a vehicle is not just a way to get from one place to another. It frequently means something about who we are and how we conduct our lives. If we lose the ability

More information

Signs and signals. Signs. Regulatory signs

Signs and signals. Signs. Regulatory signs Signs and signals Signs Traffic signs and signals are an essential part of the road traffic system. Paying attention to traffic signs helps you move around safely and efficiently. There are three common

More information

Law Enforcement s Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older Drivers

Law Enforcement s Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older Drivers Presenters Law Enforcement s Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older Drivers Linda Hill, MD, MPH Department of Family and Preventive Medicine University of California, San Diego D. R. Ike

More information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION DRIVING Driving a car gives people the opportunity to enjoy an independent living lifestyle with a great amount of freedom and mobility. However, driving can be a very complex activity and much can go

More information

New Jersey Driver Manual

New Jersey Driver Manual Appendix DRIVER SAFETY 167 DRIVER SAFETY New Jersey Driver Manual www.njmvc.gov Traffic Signs, Signals and Road Markings Traffic signs, signals and road markings are set up to control the flow of traffic,

More information

Rehabilitating Drivers

Rehabilitating Drivers Panel 4 Enhancing Driving Performance Rehabilitating Drivers Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS American Occupational Therapy Association escholddavis@aota.org Concerns about Driving: Are not about Age, they

More information

Driver s ED Test Questions and Answers

Driver s ED Test Questions and Answers Driver s ED Test Questions and Answers 1. When you come to a corner with a stop sign, you should first stop: A. Far enough to see cross traffic B. After crossing a crosswalk or limit line C. In back of

More information

Back to School Car Safety. Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014

Back to School Car Safety. Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014 Back to School Car Safety Direct Buy Warranty Staff September 19, 2014 It s back to school season, and that means kids are picking out new clothes, putting on their backpacks, and hitting the road to get

More information

Chapter 9 Turning. A. Complete each of the following sentences by writing the correct word or phrase in the space provided.

Chapter 9 Turning. A. Complete each of the following sentences by writing the correct word or phrase in the space provided. Chapter 9 Turning 9-1 TURNING BASICS A. Complete each of the following sentences by writing the correct word or phrase in the space provided. 1. A turn is one in which you may turn only when you have a

More information

FMCSA Webinar Nov.18th to Examine Large Truck Crash Fatalities Involving Pedestrians & Bicyclists. New Technology for Better Fleet Management

FMCSA Webinar Nov.18th to Examine Large Truck Crash Fatalities Involving Pedestrians & Bicyclists. New Technology for Better Fleet Management In This Issue: FMCSA Webinar Nov.18th to Examine Large Truck Crash Fatalities Involving Pedestrians & Bicyclists Help Prevent Roadway Accidents involving Pedestrians How to Steer Clear of Accidents with

More information

MS INFORMATION SHEET DRIVING WITH MS. How can MS affect my ability to drive? Simultaneous coordination of arms and legs necessary when changing gears.

MS INFORMATION SHEET DRIVING WITH MS. How can MS affect my ability to drive? Simultaneous coordination of arms and legs necessary when changing gears. MS INFORMATION SHEET DRIVING WITH MS How can MS affect my ability to drive? Driving a motor vehicle is a complex task, requiring perception, good judgement, responsiveness and reasonable physical capability.

More information

Driver indicated a loss or impairment of consciousness within last: 6 months 12 months or more Date: / /

Driver indicated a loss or impairment of consciousness within last: 6 months 12 months or more Date: / / PHYSICIAN S STATEMENT OF EXAMINATION Michigan Department of State Driver Assessment and Appeal Division P.O. Box 30196, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7696 Phone: (517) 335-7051; Fax: (517) 335-2189; E-mail:

More information

Senior Drivers. Directions Place the correct number in the space below each of the following signs on the next page. (Answers are on the back page.

Senior Drivers. Directions Place the correct number in the space below each of the following signs on the next page. (Answers are on the back page. A Practical Guide for Senior Drivers Workbook A Practical Guide for Senior Drivers Statement of Purpose This book will help you refresh your knowledge of safe driving rules and practices. Your workbook

More information

S.P.O.T. REPORT. Inside this issue: Firelands Regional Medical Center s. p. 2. p. 3. p. 4. p. 5

S.P.O.T. REPORT. Inside this issue: Firelands Regional Medical Center s. p. 2. p. 3. p. 4. p. 5 Volume 2 Summer 2015 Firelands Regional Medical Center s S.P.O.T. REPORT Your quarterly guide to new information, insights, and events from Speech, Physical, & Occupational Therapies at Firelands Regional

More information

TURNS. Many motor vehicle crashes are caused by improper turns. In general, take the following steps to ensure safe turning:

TURNS. Many motor vehicle crashes are caused by improper turns. In general, take the following steps to ensure safe turning: TURNS Many motor vehicle crashes are caused by improper turns. In general, take the following steps to ensure safe turning: 1. Plan for the turn. Do not turn suddenly. 2. Signal your turn at least 100

More information

Series: Driving and Progressive Dementia

Series: Driving and Progressive Dementia Series: Driving and Progressive Dementia Session 2: Safe Driving and Mild Cognitive Impairment Prepared by: Leilani Doty, PhD, Director, University of Florida Cognitive & Memory Disorder Clinics (MDC),

More information

Toyota s Safety Initiatives

Toyota s Safety Initiatives JITI Safer Vehicle Seminar Toyota s Safety Initiatives Toyota Motor Corporation March 20, 2013 Countermeasures taken into vehicles 1. Manufactures have continued developing and innovating various safety

More information

Outline & Objectives Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness

Outline & Objectives Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness Outline & Objectives Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness Presented by: Linda Hill, MD, MPH Professor, UC San Diego School of Medicine A collaborative effort by the Division of

More information

Marked foot crossings

Marked foot crossings Pedestrian safety Every year, one in seven people killed on NSW roads is a pedestrian. Pedestrian crossings are used to reduce crashes and to help both pedestrians and drivers use the road safely. Whether

More information

The Older And Wiser Driver

The Older And Wiser Driver The Older And Wiser Driver AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Sharpening Your Driving Skills Aging is inevitable, but growing older doesn t have to mean giving up an active life. While aging does impose

More information

Processing Information. Curves & Hills

Processing Information. Curves & Hills Mod 5 Processing Information Intersections Curves & Hills Passing DRIVER REQUIREMENTS Processing Information Basic Requirements for Driving VISIBILITY... SPACE... TIME... SPACE... TRACTION TO MANEUVER

More information

Good Samaritan Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Good Samaritan Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Good Samaritan Inpatient Rehabilitation Program Living at your full potential. Welcome When people are sick or injured, our goal is their maximum recovery. We help people live to their full potential.

More information

Meaning of Sign. Where might you SEE this sign?

Meaning of Sign. Where might you SEE this sign? Sign Meaning of Sign Where might you SEE this sign? 1. How far ahead to you signal when approaching an intersection? 2. What certificate is best used to prove your identity and age? 3. Where must you

More information

What causes a fall? Medical, physical, cognitive and environmental considerations

What causes a fall? Medical, physical, cognitive and environmental considerations What causes a fall? Medical, physical, cognitive and environmental considerations Falls are an inevitable part of ageing. True False Falls are an inevitable part of ageing. True False The elderly fall

More information

CHAPTER 11: PEDESTRIAN SIGNS AND SIGNALS

CHAPTER 11: PEDESTRIAN SIGNS AND SIGNALS CHAPTER 11: PEDESTRIAN SIGNS AND SIGNALS Traffic signs and signals should be useful for all pedestrians. It is essential to provide signals that are phased and timed to allow senior citizens, children,

More information

Why Do We Bike? And where, how, who, when, and with what

Why Do We Bike? And where, how, who, when, and with what Why Do We Bike? And where, how, who, when, and with what What will I learn today? Knowledge of laws for bikes in traffic: your rights and responsibilities as a bicyclist and motorist Examples of safe and

More information

You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt.

You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. You ve Been Dealt. Sexual Dysfunction Emphysema Osteoporosis Arthritis Memory Loss Alzheimer s Disease Sensory Loss Loss of Balance Lower BMR Stroke Gout Loss of Hair Loss of Muscle Mass Diabetes Shingles COPD Gray Hair

More information

Before You Give Up the Keys. Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence

Before You Give Up the Keys. Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence Before You Give Up the Keys Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence Older people who are able to maintain connections to family, friends and the broader community are more likely to enjoy the

More information

6. TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY SHARING THE ROAD

6. TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY SHARING THE ROAD 6. TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY SHARING THE ROAD When driving remember that there are many different users of our streets and highways. It is everyone s responsibility to watch out for and adjust to the presence

More information

THE WAY TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

THE WAY TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS DRIVING THE WAY TOWARDS AUTONOMOUS DRIVING Prof. Dr. Pim van der Jagt Managing Director Ford Research & Advanced Engineering Europe Geneva, March 5 th, 2014 MOTIVATION TO DEVELOP AUTOMATED FUNCTIONS I Global Growth

More information

Make a Smarter, More Informed Choice. Driver Education A Foundation for Safe Driving

Make a Smarter, More Informed Choice. Driver Education A Foundation for Safe Driving For more than 100 years, AAA has played an important role in the communities it serves, protecting and saving lives of drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages. AAA published its first

More information

CHANGES TO NSW ROAD RULES

CHANGES TO NSW ROAD RULES CHANGES TO NSW ROAD RULES From 1 July 2008 there will be changes to NSW Road Rules. Some of the rules have only minor amendments but all will attract fines and some will also attract demerit point penalties.

More information

CHAPTER 2 TRAFFIC SIGNS AND HIGHWAY MARKINGS

CHAPTER 2 TRAFFIC SIGNS AND HIGHWAY MARKINGS CHAPTER 2 TRAFFIC SIGNS AND HIGHWAY MARKINGS This chapter summarizes traffic signs, signals and road markings that control the flow of traffic, making streets and highways safer for motorists, bicyclists

More information

USING THE MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING. Using a mobile phone while driving can significantly impair a driver s:

USING THE MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING. Using a mobile phone while driving can significantly impair a driver s: USING THE MOBILE PHONE WHILE DRIVING Is it dangerous to use the phone while driving? Driving is a complex task, requiring drivers to use and coordinate a number of skills. Any lapse in concentration increases

More information

RHODE ISLAND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ORS/DHS THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR OLDER BLIND PROGRAM

RHODE ISLAND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ORS/DHS THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR OLDER BLIND PROGRAM RHODE ISLAND SERVICES FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ORS/DHS THE INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR OLDER BLIND PROGRAM FINAL EVALUATION REPORT OCTOBER 1, 2005 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 Prepared by Kristine L. Chadwick,

More information

SAFE DRIVING FOR A LIFETIME IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT. A Guide to Vehicle Safety Technology

SAFE DRIVING FOR A LIFETIME IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT. A Guide to Vehicle Safety Technology SAFE DRIVING FOR A LIFETIME IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT A Guide to Vehicle Safety Technology TECHNOLOGY MAY MAKE DRIVING SAFER New technologies are responsible for many of the advances, comforts and conveniences

More information

YOUR ROAD AHEAD. A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations. Safe Driving for a Lifetime

YOUR ROAD AHEAD. A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations. Safe Driving for a Lifetime YOUR ROAD AHEAD A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluations Safe Driving for a Lifetime Table of Contents Your Road Ahead............................................ 3 Who Can Benefit from a Comprehensive

More information

Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance. A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance. A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Drivers 65 Plus As a mature driver, you bring a wealth of experience

More information

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY STOP WHAT MOTORISTS SHOULD KNOW. ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Making Illinois Schools Second to None

SCHOOL BUS SAFETY STOP WHAT MOTORISTS SHOULD KNOW. ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Making Illinois Schools Second to None SAFETY WHAT MOTORISTS SHOULD KNOW STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Making Illinois Schools Second to None Funded by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation Division

More information

Incident Management Response Plan Hampton Roads Highway Incident Management Committee

Incident Management Response Plan Hampton Roads Highway Incident Management Committee Incident Management Response Plan Hampton Roads Highway Incident Management Committee Multi-Jurisdictional Memorandum of Understanding Highway Incident Management Plan This memorandum of understanding

More information

Guelph Driving School. 246 WOOLWICH ST. Unit C Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V9. Office: 519-829-8801 Cell: 519-362-5664. Email: info@guelphdrivingschool.

Guelph Driving School. 246 WOOLWICH ST. Unit C Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V9. Office: 519-829-8801 Cell: 519-362-5664. Email: info@guelphdrivingschool. 246 WOOLWICH ST. Unit C Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V9 Office: 519-829-8801 Cell: 519-362-5664 Email: info@guelphdrivingschool.com Dear Student, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing

More information

DEFENSIVE DRIVING. It s an Attitude

DEFENSIVE DRIVING. It s an Attitude DEFENSIVE DRIVING It s an Attitude RLI Design Professionals Design Professionals Learning Event DPLE 155 July 15, 2015 RLI Design Professionals RLI Design Professionals is a Registered Provider with The

More information

SAFE Streets for CHICAGO

SAFE Streets for CHICAGO Overview Each day, hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans walk or drive in the city. Ensuring their safety is the City s top priority. Over the past several years, Chicago has developed many successful strategies

More information

Adult Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology - New Patient Questionnaire Page 1: Background Information

Adult Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology - New Patient Questionnaire Page 1: Background Information The Zanvyl Krieger Children s Eye Center at the Wilmer Institute Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Tel: 410 955-8314 Fax: 410 955-0809 www.wilmer.jhu.edu at The Johns Hopkins Hospital: Wilmer

More information

Senior Friendly Program

Senior Friendly Program Senior Friendly Program Alberta Council on Aging An Independent Non-Profit Charitable Organization Since 1967 Welcome About me About you What is the Senior Friendly Program? A useful tool for businesses,

More information

Your License to Drive

Your License to Drive Module 1 Topics 1 & 2 Your License to Drive 1. Learner s permit applicants younger than 18 years old need _1_ form(s) of identification. 2. List 4 items you can use to verify your social security number.

More information

Npupsjtfe!xiffmdibjst

Npupsjtfe!xiffmdibjst A Guide for Users Motorised wheelchairs A Guide for Users These Guidelines are not legal advice. The Crown in right of the State of Western Australia (including its departments and agencies and their employees

More information

Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Colorado Public Utilities Commission Colorado Public Utilities Commission TNC Driver - Medical Examination and Certification Packet Notice: The use of this Examination Form is valid only for the medical examination and certification of Colorado

More information

Guide to occupational therapy driver assessment

Guide to occupational therapy driver assessment Guide to occupational therapy driver assessment MAY 2014 Occupational therapy driver assessment VicRoads is responsible for ensuring that all drivers and applicants for a licence have appropriate and safe

More information

Assessment of Fitness to Drive to be completed by medical practitioner

Assessment of Fitness to Drive to be completed by medical practitioner COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVER MEDICAL ASSESSMENT This Medical Assessment meets the requirements of the following Western Australian Government Authorities; Department of Consumer and Employment Protection,

More information

6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING

6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING 6: LANE POSITIONS, TURNING, & PASSING BASIC LANE POSITIONS Traffic law says that slower vehicles should stay to the right. But where exactly should bicycles ride? Here are some basics. Never Ride Against

More information

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation Medical Verification Form

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation Medical Verification Form American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transportation Medical Verification Form To be completed by applicant s licensed physician Dear Health Care Professional: The applicant is requesting certification

More information

Smart features like these are why Ford F-Series has been America s best-selling truck for 37 years and America s best-selling vehicle for 32 years

Smart features like these are why Ford F-Series has been America s best-selling truck for 37 years and America s best-selling vehicle for 32 years Sep 24, 2014 Dearborn, Mich. 10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features That Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers Drive Smarter The all-new Ford F-150, the smartest F-150 yet, is available with the following class-exclusive

More information

Atlanta, Georgia Road Test

Atlanta, Georgia Road Test 1. When driving your car Into traffic from a parked position, you should: A. Sound your horn and pull Into the other lane. B. Signal and proceed when safe. C. Signal other traffic and pull directly into

More information

Walking Crimes: Pedestrian Laws and Safety

Walking Crimes: Pedestrian Laws and Safety Walking Crimes: Pedestrian Laws and Safety Pedestrian Laws are relevant because OBJECTIVES Identify Pedestrian laws as a Municipal Court Issue; Discuss community safety related to Pedestrian laws; Name

More information

What Every Driver Must Know Review Assignment

What Every Driver Must Know Review Assignment What Every Driver Must Know Review Assignment 1. Who is the Michigan Secretary of State? What services does the Secretary of State office offer? What days and hours is your local Secretary of State branch

More information

Testimony of Ann Wilson House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, October 21, 2015

Testimony of Ann Wilson House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, October 21, 2015 House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, October 21, 2015 Introduction Chairman Burgess, Ranking Member Schakowsky, members of the subcommittee: Thank you for

More information

A ROADMAP FOR STARTING A DRIVING EVALUATION PROGRAM By Susan Pierce, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCDCM, CDRS

A ROADMAP FOR STARTING A DRIVING EVALUATION PROGRAM By Susan Pierce, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCDCM, CDRS 1 P age A ROADMAP FOR STARTING A DRIVING EVALUATION PROGRAM By Susan Pierce, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCDCM, CDRS Much research and planning should be done by a facility prior to advertising a driving evaluation

More information

City of Auburn Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, and Pedestrian Signals ADA TRANSITION PLAN

City of Auburn Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, and Pedestrian Signals ADA TRANSITION PLAN Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Curb Ramps, Sidewalks, and Pedestrian Signals ADA TRANSITION PLAN December 21, 2009 Public Works Department 171 N. Ross Street, Suite 200 Auburn,

More information

Urban Mobility: The Future is Now Nick Cohn

Urban Mobility: The Future is Now Nick Cohn Urban Mobility: The Future is Now Nick Cohn Road vehicle traffic is the largest source of GHG in many countries Drivers lose several workdays per year in equivalent travel time delays due to traffic One

More information

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Training for School Bus Drivers

Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Training for School Bus Drivers D E C I D E S M A R T, A R R I V E S A F E Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Training for School Bus Drivers Presented by Operation Lifesaver, Inc. in cooperation with the National Association of State Directors

More information

Elderly driver safety in Switzerland current reality and future perspectives

Elderly driver safety in Switzerland current reality and future perspectives Elderly driver safety in Switzerland current reality and future perspectives FERSI-Congress, 27th & 28th of November, Bergisch-Gladbach Uwe Ewert, PhD MPH u.ewert@bfu.ch Andrea Uhr, MSc in Psychology a.uhr@bfu.ch

More information

MOBILITY, COMFORT AND VALUE Finding a vehicle to meet your needs

MOBILITY, COMFORT AND VALUE Finding a vehicle to meet your needs MOBILITY, COMFORT AND VALUE Finding a vehicle to meet your needs In collaboration with the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation at the University of Florida How does driving change as we

More information

How to reduce road injuries through best-practice speed management : Learnings from Australia s experience

How to reduce road injuries through best-practice speed management : Learnings from Australia s experience How to reduce road injuries through best-practice speed management : Learnings from Australia s experience Associate Professor Jennie Oxley Monash University Accident Research Centre WRI Sao Paulo, 15

More information

Staying alert A guide to passenger security

Staying alert A guide to passenger security Staying alert A guide to passenger security GO Safely GO Transit is one of the safest transit systems in North America. Still, we have to be prepared for unexpected incidents. Your safety and security

More information

11 signs, signals and road markings

11 signs, signals and road markings 11 signs, signals and road markings This chapter is a handy reference section that gives examples of the most common signs, signals and road markings that keep traffic organized and flowing smoothly. What

More information

BEST PRACTICES FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FREEWAY FACILITIES

BEST PRACTICES FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FREEWAY FACILITIES 1 BEST PRACTICES FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN OF FREEWAY FACILITIES 1. PREAMBLE 1.1 Function of Freeways For purposes of this paper, freeways are defined as high capacity, high speed, multi-lane roadways with

More information

Road Signs Recognition Quiz

Road Signs Recognition Quiz Road Signs Recognition Quiz Place your answer for each of the signs/pavement markings on the answer sheet. Ready to Roll? Here Comes Sign # 1... #1 A No right turn B Right turn only C Warning, no turn

More information

Spot Safety Project Evaluation

Spot Safety Project Evaluation Spot Safety Project Evaluation Project Log # 200610094 Spot Safety Project # 04-01-219 Spot Safety Project Evaluation of the Traffic Signal and Left Turn Lane Installation at SR 1010 and SR 1526 in Johnston

More information

The State Government recognises. areas, and regulates bicycle

The State Government recognises. areas, and regulates bicycle cycling & THE LAW rules introduction for roads The State Government recognises The cycling South Australian as a legitimate Road Traffic form of Act including transport the Australian and an increasingly

More information

Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance. A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance. A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance A Self-Rating Tool with Facts and Suggestions for Safe Driving AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Drivers 65 Plus As a mature driver, you bring a wealth of experience

More information

Oregon Driver Education Ctr., Inc. COURSE SYLLABUS

Oregon Driver Education Ctr., Inc. COURSE SYLLABUS Oregon Driver Education Ctr., Inc. COURSE SYLLABUS Notes: Home assignment(s) are to be completed that day or evening and when required are to be turned in the following class session. Use these boxes to

More information

AHIS Road safety project Student Council THINK!

AHIS Road safety project Student Council THINK! AHIS Road safety project Student Council 2013 THINK! Today, we drive safer cars on safer roads; decades of advertisements and public information campaigns have made most of us safer drivers. Improvements

More information

Fall Prevention Tips and Advice for Seniors and Their Families

Fall Prevention Tips and Advice for Seniors and Their Families Fall Prevention Tips and Advice for Seniors and Their Families This educational information is proudly provided by While fall prevention may not be top of mind for many older adults, it s a vitally important

More information

Driver s Licenses and Parking Privileges for People with Disabilities

Driver s Licenses and Parking Privileges for People with Disabilities WISCONSIN COALITION FOR ADVOCACY Driver s Licenses and Parking Privileges for People with Disabilities Tom Hlavacek, Milwaukee Office Director Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy Chapter 343, Wis. Stats.

More information

Bicycle Safety Enforcement Action Guidelines

Bicycle Safety Enforcement Action Guidelines Introduction Bicycle Safety Enforcement Action Guidelines People ride bicycles for many different reasons: fitness, recreation, or for transportation. Regardless of the reason for riding, bicyclists young

More information

Road Safety. Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW

Road Safety. Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW Road Safety Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW A simple guide to the most misunderstood road rules in NSW If you have further questions about road rules, call 13 22 13 or visit roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au

More information

ROAD SIGNS IN JAPAN PARKING SIGNS. No Parking or Stopping Anytime SIZE & WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS SPEED LIMIT SIGNS

ROAD SIGNS IN JAPAN PARKING SIGNS. No Parking or Stopping Anytime SIZE & WEIGHT LIMIT SIGNS SPEED LIMIT SIGNS ROAD SIGNS IN JAPAN Stop Slow & all Do Not Enter & Motorcycles Road Large Sized Trucks & Special Duty Road All Except Two Wheeled Light Except Bicycles Large Passenger No Right Turn No Passing No U-Turn

More information

Beginner s Permit. Survival Guide. Compliments of. (843) 263-5023 www.123drivedrivingacademy.com info@123drivedrivingacademy.com

Beginner s Permit. Survival Guide. Compliments of. (843) 263-5023 www.123drivedrivingacademy.com info@123drivedrivingacademy.com Beginner s Permit Survival Guide Compliments of (843) 263-5023 www.123drivedrivingacademy.com info@123drivedrivingacademy.com Please use this study guide to assist you in studying for your written knowledge

More information

A Guide to Safe Bicycling in Hawai i

A Guide to Safe Bicycling in Hawai i A Guide to Safe Bicycling in Hawai i Sharing the Road: A Guide to Safe Bicycling in Hawai i What Motorists & Bicyclists Should Know Everyone has the right to be safe on Hawai i s roads. Law of the Splintered

More information

The Journey towards Safer Sustainable Transport. Andy Foster 4 December 2009

The Journey towards Safer Sustainable Transport. Andy Foster 4 December 2009 The Journey towards Safer Sustainable Transport Andy Foster 4 December 2009 The Cost of Road Injury in NZ Approx 400 deaths per annum C 14,000 injuries per annum $4.5 billion (over $1000 for every single

More information

Assessing fitness to drive in dementia: a day at a driving assessment centre

Assessing fitness to drive in dementia: a day at a driving assessment centre Assessing fitness to drive in dementia: a day at a driving assessment centre Dr. Rinki Ray ST6 Trainee, Old Age Psychiatry, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust rinkiray@doctors.org.uk Dr. Richard Eggar

More information

Seniors Health Services

Seniors Health Services Leading the way in care for seniors Seniors Health Services Capital Health offers a variety of services to support seniors in communities across the region. The following list highlights programs and services

More information

Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work

Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work Student notes (sample) www.britsafe.org Membership Training Qualifications Audit and Consultancy Audit and Policy Consultancy and Opinion Policy Awards and Opinion

More information

keeping mobile Vehicle modifications for drivers and passengers with a disability

keeping mobile Vehicle modifications for drivers and passengers with a disability keeping mobile Vehicle modifications for drivers and passengers with a disability keeping mobile Why are vehicle modifications required? Vehicle modifications might be a legal requirement if you are a

More information

This manual is also available on the DMV website, www.dmvnow.com.

This manual is also available on the DMV website, www.dmvnow.com. The Virginia Driver s Manual will help you learn and understand safe driving practices. Study this manual to prepare for the knowledge test, obtain a Virginia driver s license and become a safe driver.

More information

Senior Driving. Facts about driving and aging. Lessening aging risk factors that affect safe driving

Senior Driving. Facts about driving and aging. Lessening aging risk factors that affect safe driving Reprinted with permission for personal or non-profit use. Visit www.helpguide.org to see the article with links to related articles. Helpguide.org. All rights reserved. This material is for information

More information

Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island, Inc.

Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island, Inc. Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island, Inc. Driving Safely As You Age The over-50 population in Prince Edward Island is growing larger people are living longer and baby boomers

More information

DRIVING AND DEMENTIA My talk is not really about Taking the Keys Away, as the Association titled it. Hopefully deciding not to drive is a joint

DRIVING AND DEMENTIA My talk is not really about Taking the Keys Away, as the Association titled it. Hopefully deciding not to drive is a joint DRIVING AND DEMENTIA My talk is not really about Taking the Keys Away, as the Association titled it. Hopefully deciding not to drive is a joint decision, not a forced decision. The person with AD deserves

More information

Implementing a Fall Alarm Program to Reduce Fall Risk Rein Tideiksaar, PhD FallPrevent, LLC

Implementing a Fall Alarm Program to Reduce Fall Risk Rein Tideiksaar, PhD FallPrevent, LLC Implementing a Fall Alarm Program to Reduce Fall Risk Rein Tideiksaar, PhD FallPrevent, LLC This program was supported by a grant from Implementing a Fall Alarm Program to Reduce Fall Risk Rein Tideiksaar,

More information

Signs of. Deficiency Among Elderly Drivers

Signs of. Deficiency Among Elderly Drivers TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD 1405 81 Signs of. Deficiency Among Elderly Drivers A. JAMES MCKNIGHT AND JULIAN I. URQUIJO Most referrals of older drivers to motor vehicle departments for reexamination

More information

TEST ON Driving Safely Among Bicyclists and Pedestrians

TEST ON Driving Safely Among Bicyclists and Pedestrians TEST ON Driving Safely Among Bicyclists and Pedestrians Next you will take a 16 question test about driving safely among bicyclists and pedestrians. Please take out a sheet of paper to mark down and score

More information

City of Duncanville Red Light Camera System. Public Information Presentation 2012

City of Duncanville Red Light Camera System. Public Information Presentation 2012 City of Duncanville Red Light Camera System Public Information Presentation 2012 Red Light Camera Systems Why do we need them? How do they work? What the Statistics Show Motor vehicle crashes are the leading

More information