The ROAD (Reaching Older Adult Drivers) Program offers aging drivers valuable information and hands-on tools to enhance confidence, judgment and reactions while on the road. It also builds confidence through CarFit®, a free check-up program that teaches ways to fit well in cars for greater comfort and control.
CarFit was created in 2006 in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
CarFit Virtual Workshops provide an in-depth look at several key aspects involved in getting a proper fir in your vehicle. The Workshop teaches what to look for when it comes to fit, the everyday household objects you can use to measure and make adjustments and how this may keep you safer on the road.
Colorado’s Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families is available for free and can serve as an excellent resource to answer most questions including license reexamination and laws, resources for Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, Area Agency on Aging centers, and more. The guide can be downloaded
Audio Information Network of Colorado (AINC) is a Boulder-based nonprofit whose services enable those who are blind, visually impaired, have physical barriers or have print-disabilities to maintain independence and connection to their community. Listeners may access nearly 200+ publications covering topics that include Colorado local news, consumer information, health and wellness, employment and transportation, entertainment, and education. Volunteers read and record publications in English and Spanish. Listeners hear programs via the internet, smartphone, smart device, digital receiver, or telephone. We can provide smart devices or digital receivers to our listeners. AINC can also help those who qualify for services to access low cost internet. There is no fee for services or equipment provided. AINC serves people of all ages throughout Colorado.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) s responsible for keeping people safe on America’s roadways. NHTSA offers material to help older Americans understand how aging can affect driving and what you can do to continue driving safely as you age,
SeniorDriving.AAA.com offers driving tips and information to ensure senior drivers have the most up-to-date driving techniques and understand the latest vehicle technologies. AAA’s Roadwise Driver™ offers a defensive driving program to help older drivers learn about age-related physical changes. There is a fee to take the online course.
AARP offers safe driving resources and tips, information on how to refresh driving skills and more. The AARP Smart Driver™ online course is recognized as an approved motor vehicle accident prevention course for an automobile insurance premium reduction by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles. Drivers age 55 and older may be eligible for an appropriate reduction in automobile insurance premium charges after completing this course. There is a fee to take the online course.
The Transit Training Video Series is designed to help you learn how to use Public Transit to travel locally or regionally in Western Colorado. Adults 65 and Older or Disabled Riders receive ½ price fares. Seniors and Disabled Riders are allowed to travel with a Caretaker at no additional fee. After watching the videos if more help is needed please call your local public transit office and ask them to assist you in planning your trip.