Resources for Patients
For many, a driver's license symbolizes independence. The decision to retire from driving can have both practical and emotional implications on one's life. Physicians can assist their patients in the transition to a life without driving by providing information on local services to patients and their caregivers.
The AMA has created the following materials for physicians to help facilitate discussion with patients and caregivers on driving safety.
Am I a safe driver? is designed help patients assess their own driving skills and increase self-awareness of driving safety.
Successful aging tips is a list of general recommendations for staying fit and healthy in later years.
Tips for safe driving is a tip sheet that provides guidance to patients on being a responsible and safe driver.
How to assist the older driver provides information to family members and caregivers on how to help a loved one with driving retirement.
Getting by without driving provides numerous ideas on how to accomplish everyday activities without driving a car and information on locating alternative transportation.