Ideally, the older driver should assess his or her own performance. A self-assessment prompts the driver not only to recognize and correct possible shortcomings, but also to plan ahead for inevitable effects of aging. The assessment also helps the driver understand the concerns of others. Several organizations offer free self-assessment guides that individuals can use to determine whether or not he or she is a safe driver, some of these include:
- AAA Foundation’s Drivers 65 Plus: Check Your Performance features a self-rating tool to help you examine your ability to drive safely.
- AAA Foundation’s Roadwise Review is an online self-assessment screening tool that measures the mental and physical abilities important for safe driving – found at their website SeniorDriving.AAA.com.
- AARP's "Test Your Driving IQ" is a self-assessment quiz, which asks drivers to answer ten questions about today's driving environment and how they react to driving on today's roads.
- NHTSA 5-Question Test, including tips for coping with changes
- AAA DriveSharp - a software program that is clinically proven to help drivers see more, react faster, and cut crash risk by up to 50%.