This Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers was created by the American Medical Association (AMA) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The information in this guide helps physicians address preventable injuries—in particular, those injuries incurred in motor vehicle crashes—and evaluate the ability of their older patients to operate a motor vehicle safely as part of their everyday, personal activities. This guide reflects the scientific literature and views of experts, and is provided for informational and educational purposes only. For more information, please visit http://www.ama-assn.org/go/olderdrivers.
Learners should be able to identify drivers at increased risk for crashes, help them enhance their driving safety, and ease the transition to driving retirement if and when it becomes necessary