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1. Report No.
DOT HS 809 307
2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle


5. Report Date

August, 2001

6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

H. L. Sterns, R. Sterns, R. Aizenberg, J. Anapole

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

Creative Action, Inc.

680 N. Portage Path

Akron, OK 44303

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


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Research and Traffic Records
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
research report
14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes

Amy Berning was the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for this project.

16. Abstract

To provide families, friends, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, and community and social services with information to assist older adults whose capabilities make them potentially unsafe to drive, a series of research tasks were conducted, including a literature review of public information materials on family and friends' involvement with the driving decisions of older adults, identification of current state and provincial requirements and practices regarding identification of high risk older drivers, and identification of information resource needs among professionals. Researchers also conducted a series of focus groups to determine the feasibility of involving family and friends in identifying and helping at-risk older drivers limit or stop unsafe driving. The final result of these efforts was the development guidelines and materials on what concerned families need to do to help at-risk older drivers.

17. Key Words

older driver, care-giver, safety, mobility, license

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the NTIS

19. Security Classif. (of this report)
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
22. Price

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