Welcome to the Iowa Safe and Mobile Seniors Web Site!
To help Iowa’s seniors stay safe and mobile, the Iowa Department of Transportation and its partners have developed this web site as a single point of contact that will help older persons and individuals who interact with the senior population find up-to-date information on the road user, the roadway, the vehicle, Iowa’s laws governing senior mobility, and how individuals can find a ride in their communities.
The web site also provides direct information for target populations including the mature driver, families, caregivers, health care professionals, engineers and planners, and law enforcement. Whether you are looking for information on driving cessation or driver training; common mature driver errors or driving skills assessment; roadway features to improve mature driver safety or adaptive equipment to make the task of driving easier and safer – this web site has what you need.
As people age, changes in their physical and cognitive capabilities may eventually affect their ability to drive, walk or ride safely. These changes include vision, strength, and range of motion or reaction time and occur as the result of a combination of health conditions, illness or medications. Recognizing these changes and making conscious decisions to adjust driving or walking patterns can help drivers and pedestrians continue to enjoy mobility and independence.
The web site is a collaborative effort of the Iowa Department of Transportation and members of the Iowa Traffic Safety Alliance Mobility Team:
- AARP Driver Safety Program
- Bandy Motorcycle Training School
- Center for Transportation Research and Education, Iowa State University
- Customized Management Services
- Federal Highway Administration, Iowa Division
- Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
- Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Iowa Department on Aging
- Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments
- Iowa State Patrol
- Mercy College of Health Sciences, Physical Therapy
- Minnesota-Iowa AAA
- North Central Iowa Volunteers for Child Safety
- Story County Sheriff’s Department
- The Life Center
Research and Consumer Reports
Research and consumer reports can help older road users recognize their changing abilities and adapt their transportation practices appropriately. If drivers make unsafe choices, family, friends, physicians, other health-care providers, and licensing officials...
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