Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

December 3, 2019

 

You hold the keys to your transportation future. Thanks to the many resources available today, you can remain safe, mobile, and independent for life. During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 2-6, 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) Safe Mobility for Life Coalition encourages all Floridians to be proactive about their safe driving skills.

Sixty-seven percent of the participants in the 2017 Florida Aging Road User Survey fear they will be isolated if they cannot drive. The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition is here to change that by providing everything a person needs to maintain safe driving skills and tools to plan for their transportation future in one easy-to-access location. The SafeMobilityFL.com/ODSAW2019.htm website has a wealth of information:

  • Browse a statewide interactive map showing events such as CarFit, AARP Smart Driver Courses, AAA Mature Driver Improvement Courses and FLOW Mobile locations.
  • Download or flip through the new "Florida's Guide to Safe Mobility for Life" e-book in either English or Spanish to learn about resources in each of Florida's 67 counties.
  • Access helpful brochures, booklets and tip cards such as the "Tips on Using Transportation Options in Florida" series that explores various transportation options.
  • Complete worksheets to design the perfect transportation plan for your mobility needs.

During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, we want all aging road users in Florida to understand the impact aging has on driving, learn how to be proactive about safe driving skills, and plan for a safe transition from driving. With so many tools available, it's easier than ever to remain independent and active in your community, with or without a car.

To learn more about Florida's Safe Mobility for Life Coalition and their efforts to reduce crashes, fatalities, and serious injuries for Florida's aging road users while maintaining their safe connection to the community, visit SafeMobilityFL.com.

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