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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Federal and State Older Road User Programs


  • Government Accountability Office (GA0)
    Report to the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate (April 2007) OLDER DRIVER SAFETY Knowledge Sharing Should Help States Prepare for Increase in Older Driver Population

    Highlights of GAO-07-413, a report to the Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Senate, reports on (1) what the federal government has done to promote practices to make roads safer for older drivers and the extent to which states have implemented those practices, (2) the extent to which states assess the fitness of older drivers and what support the federal government has provided, and (3) what initiatives selected states have implemented to improve the safety of older drivers.

  • NHTSA Driver Safety Research Reports on Older Drivers

  • NHTSA Older Driver Program Web Site
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s Older Driver program focuses on public education and traffic law enforcement issues. Their Web site includes a series of handbooks for older drivers with specific medical conditions and other useful public information.

  • Transportation Research Board of the National Academies – Committee on the Safe Mobility of Older Persons
    Transportation Research Board (Committee ANB60)

    Scope: Stimulate quality research and evaluation, provide a forum for interested researchers and practitioners to disseminate research and related information to those involved and interested in improving the safety and mobility of older drivers.

  • FHWA Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center—Safety Research
    The FHWA's highway safety research is conducted by the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, which is the research arm of the FHWA. The Office of Safety works closely with the Office of Safety Research at Turner-Fairbank to develop and conduct research, and to implement research recommendations through the development of practical tools and guidance for practitioners and decision makers.