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Aging Road Users

The effects of aging on people as drivers are highly individual. Driving challenges that may impact people as they age include declining vision, decreased flexibility and reaction time. There are also changes in perceptual and cognitive performance. Transitioning from being an independent driver to having to depend on others for transportation is life-changing. In many cases, finding resources for assistance and transportation can be difficult. 

This project will help educate Aging Road Users and their families by providing information and resources for this vulnerable driving group. There is not a specific ORS that cites for aging road user errors, it is usually reckless behaviors that cause the traffic stop and can result in a violation of ORS 811.140 Reckless Driving.

Older Population Traffic Safety Facts 2021 Data

Media Toolkit

Radio PSAs
Doctor - 30 Second Radio PSA - English
Age and Wisdom - 30 Second Radio PSA - Spanish

Talk About It: Aging Drivers - 30 Second PSA

Resource Links

Oregon DMV Driver Fitness webpage
Eldercare Locator (
NHTSA Older Drivers Information webpage
NHTSA Keeping Older Drivers Safe on the Road webpage
Rides in Sight webpage


Kelly Kapri 
Program Manager
DMV - Transportation Safety Office
1905 Lana Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97314