Information Sources

Senior Road Safety –  general interest information sources

Resources are listed with the “google search” in bold font.

Research data and reports by organisations of interest to professionals and partner agencies working with seniors, but not necessarily familiar with senior road safety, are on our Reports and Reviews page.

The inclusion of any organisation does not imply endorsement but are given to enable readers to make informed decisions. All information is subject to the conditions of each web site provider.

  • GEM MOTORING ASSIST ‘STILL SAFE TO DRIVE’
    A ‘one stop shop’ by a long established and renowned motoring organisation and motoring charity. ‘Still Safe to Drive’ aimed specifically at older drivers. Their web sites include a number of short videos plus a video library covering diverse aspects of senior driving; also available are a wide range of safe driving leaflets.
  • THE OLDER DRIVERS FORUM
    The ‘blueprint’ for our group in Kent. Their web site gives an indication of the advice, projects and events we aim to replicate in Kent.
  • KENT FOCUS GROUP
    A number of Fact Sheets form part of this web site:
    ‘Where does it go wrong for seniors?’
    Defensive strategies’.
    ‘Mobility scooters’.
    ‘Alcohol, medication, seat belts’.
    ‘Medication’
    ‘Driving licence renewal and medicals’.
    ‘Driving and dementia’
  • INDEPENDENT AGE
    A long established charity with a range of publications and services including a title ‘Behind the Wheel’ – free downloads or copies by post.
  • AGE UK
    A range of publications and services available covering all aspects of senior life.
  • RICA
    ‘Driving Safely for Life’
    ‘Mobility – Driving’  Useful information around car choice, controls & disability.
  • GOV.UK
    Publications including;
    ‘The Highway Code’. 
    ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive’.
    ‘History of Road Safety, The Highway Code and the Driving Test.’
    ‘Highway Code – rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters’
  • DRIVING ASSESSMENTS
    GEM Motoring Assist, IAM – Institute of Advanced Motorists, RoSPA, some ADI’s.
  • MOBILTY CENTRES.ORG.UK
    ‘Forum of Mobility Centres’  Advice for driving with medical/disability issues.
  • ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
    ‘Living with Dementia – Driving’  and  ‘Driving with Dementia – Fact sheet 439’.
  • DIRECT LINE
    ‘Driving and Dementia – The Essential Guide for Seniors’.
  • BRAKE ROAD SAFETY
    ‘Driver Eyesight Survey 2014’.
  • CONFUSED.COM
    ‘Drink Driving – what you need to know’. Explaining the myths about alcohol.
  • PFIZER Inc
    Medication Safety for the Elderly: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers’.
  • ROSPA MOBILITY
    ‘A Highway Code for Mobility Scooter Users’. A useful comprehensive guide.
  • NORFOLK CONSTABULARY
    ‘SafeScoot Highway Code’  An informative mobility scooter user safety guide.
  • DRIVING TEST SERVICES
    ‘Driving An Automatic Car’. Some basic guidelines.
  • HONEST JOHN
    ‘Driving Automatics Safely’. Some basic guidelines.