REHABILITATION OF ELDERLY DRIVERS

Among a large segment of the public the best way to deal with drivers whose capabilities are diminished by age is to "get them off the road". In many cases this is indeed the only safe solution to the problem. However, in many more cases it is not. Where driving deficiencies themselves cannot be ameliorated their danger to the public can be moderated by altering the kind and amount of driving permitted. Such alterations are sought through the following corrective processes: license restriction; rehabilitation; education, counseling, and alternative transportation; and training. This paper examines the rehabilitation of elderly drivers, describing the problem giving rise to the process, the needs that the process must satisfy, and the actions that must be taken to meet those needs.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-19
  • Monograph Title: THE LICENSING OF OLDER DRIVERS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00662881
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM