Driving Evaluation Tools

Driving Evaluation Tools - #42

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Learn the basic medical requirements for safe driving and the components of clinical evaluation.

Elderly patient whom you suspect has impaired driving ability

Identify/Evaluate for risk factors for impaired driving and facilitate driving cessation.

  1. Review the basic medical requirements for safe driving

    • List red flags for increased risk of unsafe driving

    • Review key components of clinical evaluation of individuals that you suspect to be at high risk of impaired driving


  1. Physician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers. Carr DB, Schwartzberg JG, Manning L, Sempek J. editors. American Medical Association. 2010. http://geriatricscareonline.org/ProductAbstract/physicians-guide-to-assessing-and-counseling-older-drivers/B013

  2. Carr DB. The Older Adult Driver. Am Fam Physician. 2000; 61:141-146.

  3. Edwards JD, Bart E, O’Connor ML, Cissell G. Ten Years Down the Road: Predictors of Driving Cessation. The Gerontologist. 2009; 50:393-399.

  4. Edwards JD, Lunsman M, Perkins M, Rebok GW, Roth DL. Driving Cessation and Health Trajectories in Older Adults. Journal of Gerontology A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009; 64:1290-1295.

  5. http://www.cdc.gov/Motorvehiclesafety/Older_Adult_Drivers/adult-drivers_factsheet.html

  6. http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811640.pdf

  7. http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/safe/safe-toc.htm

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Jennifer Carnahan, MD and Jessica Kuester, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin