Law Enforcement and the Medically At-Risk Driver*: Who are At-Risk Drivers? and What is Law Enforcement’s role? - a short
National Highway Transportation Safety Administration video.
*Note: Oregon law requires adaptive equipment only when the person’s ability to drive safely is directly affected by their impairment.
In Oregon, an At-Risk Driver can be any person, aged 14 years or older, whose vision, cognitive, and/or functional impairment(s) affects their ability to drive safely.
The goal of Oregon’s At-Risk Driver Program
is to preserve the independence, dignity, and self-esteem that result from providing one's own mobility, so long as it is possible to do so without risk to oneself or to others (OAR 735-076-0000(2)
Law Enforcement professionals are the second largest reporting group to the At-Risk Program, after medical professionals. Over 35% of the total number of reports received annually come from Law Enforcement.