Driving Assessment

NHTSA Self-assessment

Most older people are competent to drive and have a lifetime of valuable driving experience. For these reasons, decisions about a person’s ability to drive should never be based on age alone. However, changes in vision, physical fitness and reflexes may cause safety concerns. People who accurately assess these changes can adjust their driving habits so that they stay safe on the road, or choose other kinds of transportation.

Take the Driving Safely While Aging Gracefully assessment.

AAA Senior Driving Assessment

Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance
AAA provides a self-rating tool and provides facts and suggestions for safer driving.

Take the assessment here.

Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Drivers with special medical considerations may benefit from the help and advice of a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist­ (CDRS).These specialists provide numerous services:

  • Evaluation of a driver’s capabilities in physical and cognitive terms,
  • Special training and vehicle outfitting with adaptive equipment for drivers with medical conditions and disabilities,
  • Rehabilitation services for individuals with an illness or injury that has impaired their driving.

New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s current list of specialists.

The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) is the organization that trains and certifies the therapists and driver educators who perform driving evaluations and in-vehicle training. Visit their website to learn how ADED can help support your needs. Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists(ADED)

The Hartford – Your Road Ahead

Have you questioned if your driving skills are still good enough? Driving is a skill like any other, which should be evaluated over time. This skill impacts not only your safety, but the safety of those around you as well. Drivers of any age can benefit from a driving evaluation, which is a great way to identify any areas that need improvement.

Learn more here, and what you can expect from an evaluation here.

Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure

The Fitness-to-Drive Screening (FTDS) Measure assists family members and caregivers to identify whether the older driver is at risk when driving. If you have recently driven with the older driver, this on-line screening tool enables you to rate the driver’s difficulties with 21 driving skills.