This educational program offers adults ages 55 and older the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. Technicians guide participants through a 12-point checklist to correctly adjust mirror positions, the distance between their chest and the steering wheel, and other vehicle features.
Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer is a computer program that measures eight physical and mental abilities shown to be the strongest predictors of crash risk among older drivers, and provides feedback to guide the user’s driving decisions.
A vehicle is one of the largest purchases a person can make, so it is critical to find the one that best suits the driver’s needs. AAA worked with the University of Florida Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation to help identify smart features for older drivers (SFOD) to optimize their comfort and safety.
AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving for as long as safely possible. We also are committed to promoting viable transportation options for seniors who can no longer drive independently. Visit National AAA Senior Driving to discover even more resources that help seniors drive safer and longer.
AAA distributes a number of publications addressing driver and traffic safety issues. Topics include occupant protection, traffic signs, signals and markings, driving in inclement weather, and older-pedestrian safety.
AAA's Managing Visibility, Time and Space, and Safe Driving for Mature Operators driver improvement programs, provide information on how to manage driving risks and help traffic violators, law enforcement officials, fleet operators, drivers over age 55, and others improve driving performance. Today, about 2,000 instructors from the military service, law enforcement agencies, utility companies, insurance companies, government agencies, and AAA clubs teach these courses to more than 500,000 people each year. Successful completion of these programs results in insurance premium discounts or traffic violator point reductions in 35 states. Since 1993, more than four million people have taken a Driver Improvement Program course.
AAA's Digest of Motor Laws summarizes laws and regulations governing registration and operation of passenger vehicles in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. possessions, and Canadian provinces.
Since its founding in 1902, AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security for all travelers. AAA urges an inclusive approach to transportation planning, involving all stakeholders working together to develop a comprehensive strategy to provide sustainable, personal mobility choices. Learn about important issues and legislation and how to contact your elected officials concerning these topics.
Older adults are more likely than others to have one or more medical conditions known to impact ability to drive safely.
Whether it’s sharpening your mind and keeping your body fit, choosing the right vehicle to maximize comfort and safety, refreshing your driving skills, or finding ways to get around when driving is no longer a safe option, there are numerous ways seniors can stay active and on the go.