Aging Road User

Aging road users include both drivers and pedestrians over the age of 65. As road users age, they experience physical changes that can affect how they drive, and need to be accounted for in order to maintain both their mobility and safety. These changes include declining vision and fitness, increasing reaction time, decreasing ability to focus, and higher fragility during a crash. Changes that affect driving skills can be of particular concern in rural areas with challenging driving conditions, such as severe weather or terrain with limited visibility.

This section provides crash facts, training, and resources for promoting aging road user safety.




Press Release


Traffic Safety Marketing

This website is the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s communication resource for States, partner organizations, and highway safety profess ... [ Read More » ]

Technical Guide/Manual


AAA Senior-drivers

  • Posted: Saturday September 5th, 2015
  • Source: AAA Foundation For Traffic Safety
  • Topic: Road User
  • Sub-Topic: Aging Road User

“The original Older Driver Highway Design Handbook was published by FHWA in 1998 (FHWA-RD-97-135). The 2nd edition, titled Highway Design Handbook for Old ... [ Read More » ]

Noteworthy Practice

Technical Guide/Manual