Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 6-10!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, along with the Clearing House for Older Road User Safety (ChORUS), is bringing attention to the safety of older drivers and has designated the week of December 6-10, 2021 as Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (ODSAW).

Between 2010 and 2019, the U.S. population of people 65 and older increased by 34%, with the number of people 65 and older killed in traffic crashes (7,214) making up 20% of all traffic fatalities in 2019. According to the Centers for Disease Control, higher rates of traffic accident fatalities among older adults age 70 and above are primarily due to their increased vulnerability to injury in a crash. Because of the increasing population of older drivers on our nation’s roads, NHTSA is dedicated more than ever to promoting safe behaviors of older drivers.
In support of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, NHTSA has developed resources to help caregivers, state driver licensing agencies, law enforcement and medical professionals, and others engage in addressing safety for older drivers.  

Help raise awareness and increase education about the options for aging drivers in your community with resources from the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can also review NATDC's resource publication, Before You Give Up the Keys: Create a Roadmap for Transportation Independence.

Use #ODSAW21 and join the national conversation on Twitter and Instagram!
National Aging and Disability Transportation Center 
 Washington, DC 
contact@nadtc.org | 866.983.3222 
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center is a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration and administered by USAging and Easterseals with guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.