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December 04, 2015
A Roadmap for Driving Later in Life
In recognition of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 7th to the 11th, AAA in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Mobility for Minnesota’s Aging Population (MMAP) are making this publication available to senior drivers and their families.

The eight page publication entitled’ “A Roadmap for Driving Later in Life” addresses such issues as:
  • Assessments, courses, programs and resources that can help older drivers
  • Warning signs of deteriorating driving skills
  • Having the conversation about driving cessation
  • Medical effects of aging on driving
  • What to look for in a car and how to make sure it fits the driver well
  • Addressing myths people have about older drivers
The publication may be read online or hard copies may be attained by emailing trafficsafety@acg.aaa.com

“Minnesota’s older drivers are among our safest drivers. In 2014, they were 18% of all Minnesota licensed drivers; however 8% of all drivers in Minnesota crashes and 23% of all Minnesota roadway deaths frequently due to the fragility or frailty issues,” stated Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs, AAA- The Auto Club Group. “We want to assist them to remain safe drivers for as long as they need and/or want to be driving and then when necessary progress to other mobility options.”

“MMAP is a member-based collaborative of public, nonprofit, and educational experts, supported by a grant with DPS, that represents the needs of the aging population by working to maintain and improve mobility for the aging community,’ said Mark Hoisser, chair, MMAP. 
 

Contact(s):

Gail Weinholzer
phone: 952.707.4985
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to over 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.


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