The Motor Vehicle Administration and the Maryland Older Driver Safety Symposium Steering Committee host regional training workshops in the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015 on older driver safety. The workshops offer opportunities for clinicians, law enforcement officers, engineers and licensed social workers to network, to share best practices, and to recognize outstanding and innovative programs.
Law Enforcement Officers
A workshop for law enforcement officers highlighting older driver safety, cognitive issues with aging that impact driving, the MVA’s medical review process, identifying functionally impaired drivers and the role of law enforcement to address these issues.
Prince George’s County, Landover, MD Nov 6, 2014
Baltimore County -Spring 2015
A workshop for healthcare professionals, highlighting dementia/cognitive decline, cognitive issues with aging that impact driving, techniques to diagnose and identify medically at-risk drivers, the MVA’s medical review process, and resources.
William Hill Manor, affiliated with Johns Hopkins – Easton, MD Nov 13, 2014
Southern Maryland- Spring 2015
A workshop for social workers in aging-related fields on substance abuse, cognitive issues with aging that impact driving, techniques to diagnose and identify medically at-risk drivers, the MVA’s medical review process, and resources.
Montgomery Co Department of Health, in collaboration w/Center for Continuous Learning – Rockville, MD Dec 2, 2014
Eastern Shore- Spring 2015
A workshop for traffic safety engineers on older driver safety, cognitive issues with aging that impact driving, professionals who are identifying medically at-risk drivers, the MVA’s medical review process, an intro of the FHWA Older Driver Handbook (with exercises), and resources.
Central Maryland-Spring 2015
Maryland Older Driver Safety Symposium
MVA HOSTS MARYLAND OLDER DRIVER SAFETY SYMPOSIUM
"Safe Mobility for Life"
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.”
With aging, come effects on health and driving skills. Maryland faces a challenge for safety on its roadways because of the increasing number of older drivers. The issue is not about being older, its 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.
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.
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MARYLAND OLDER DRIVER SAFETY SYMPOSIUM WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 9, 2015
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