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AAA offers a comprehensive suite of research-based tools, programs and educational resources to help older adults improve their safety as drivers, and to assist in making a smooth transition from driver to passenger if needed.
Even the most experienced drivers can improve their performance behind the wheel.
SeniorDriving.AAA.com is a go-to resource for expert advice needed to keep driving for as long as safely possible—and mobile thereafter. Take the time to plan ahead—it’s a leading cause of life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is AAA’s ultimate goal for senior mobility?
A. AAA is dedicated to keeping senior road-users driving for as long as safely possible and mobile thereafter. When it is no longer possible for seniors to drive, AAA promotes the use of viable transportation alternatives.
Q. Why is AAA’s SeniorDriving.AAA.com unique?
A. With 110 years of experience as a leading road safety advocate, AAA is able to deliver a website that gives unparalleled access to expert advice, reliable and accurate information and evidence-based tools designed to help older drivers and their caregivers tackle the challenge of balancing safe driving and mobility.
Q. Who is the target audience for SeniorDriving.AAA.com?
A. SeniorDriving.AAA.com was designed primarily to assist older adults (age 65 and older). Those who care for older drivers, from spouses, adult children and family members to caregivers and friends, will also find the site informative and helpful.
Q. Who should seniors contact if they have questions about their ability to drive?
A. A senior’s decision about whether or not to drive will often involve many people. It may be necessary to discuss the issue with the spouse, other family members and health care professionals such as a doctor or driver rehabilitation specialists, in order to determine if it’s time to find other forms of transportation. A health care professional, depending on the state, may also refer patients to the state’s Medical Advisory Board to determine under which conditions it is safe to drive, or whether it is safe to drive at all.
Q. What options are available to seniors when it is no longer safe for them to drive?
A. Options will vary from community to community and may include public transportation, specialized transportation (such as para-transit), or supplemental transportation programs (STPs) for seniors. STPs are community-based transportation programs that complement or supplement existing transportation services and get seniors where they need to go. They are organized to meet those needs through trip chaining, transportation escorts, door-through-door service and numerous other means of personal support.