Maryland faces a challenge for safety on its roadways because of the increasing number of older drivers. With aging, come effects on health and driving skills. The issue is not about being older, it’s about the age-related conditions that effect driving skills. While crashes for older drivers are not a big percentage of overall rates, preparations are necessary to avoid a sudden increase in crash rates.
The educational event will focus on older driver safety, the latest research and best practices. The target audience is professionals in healthcare, community services and law enforcement. The symposium builds on the information presented in 2013 and promotes “Safe Mobility for Life.”
Recent research and best practice information will be presented by industry experts and speakers. Exhibits will showcase local resources and programs. Attendees will have the opportunity to forge new partnerships with a better understanding of other agencies, organizations and professionals who provide services for older drivers.
2013 Maryland Older Driver Safety Symposium
– Program Booklet and Information - 2013 Symposium
2012 Maryland Older Driver Safety Symposium
– Recap, pictures, and press announcement - 2012 Symposium