Discussions with Older Family Members about Safe Driving: Findings from the AAA LongROAD study

This research brief used baseline data from the Longitudinal Research on Aging Drivers (LongROAD) study to examine the frequency of, and reasons for, older drivers having discussions with family members about driving safety. Prior studies suggest that many older adults outlive their safe-driving ability and need to transition to other forms of mobility, and family members are often involved in the decision to continue or stop driving. This brief presents findings on conversations with family about safe driving as reported by 2,990 drivers ages 65-79 in five states, along with the reasons for the discussions. Overall, 82.7% of aging drivers had not spoken with a family member or physician in the past about driving safety. Within this cohort, only 14.2% had spoken with a family member at some point in the past about their driving safety and only 2.2% of the drivers said someone had, in the past year, suggested they limit their driving. The majority (60.6%) of these conversations were initiated by family members, and they were commonly triggered by a driving safety concern (43.8%).


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  • Accession Number: 01685253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2018 12:24PM