You can participate in a new online study investigating older adult driving, being co-ordinated by the University of East Anglia, and funded by the UK Department for Transport. To find out more visit: click here or visit https://olderdriversforum.com/decision-study/
Who is this study for?
Adults aged at least 65 who hold a UK driving licence, and are currently driving.
What is this study about?
The study seeks to understand the changes that take place in thinking as we age, and how these changes might affect our driving.
How will we do this?
Online questionnaires and thinking tests (e.g. memory, attention, language).
Where is the research happening?
The study is completed online, and so recruiting throughout the UK.
When is it happening?
You can register your interest now, ready for the study to go live in early 2021.
Where can I register?
At the study website: by clicking here or https://app.mantal.co.uk/decision
How can I learn more?
You can email the study team by clicking here or via decision.stud
Give it a go and help Older Driving into the future
This week we ran the above three webinars to help and support mature motorists to carry on driving safely for longer. They were very successful with great feedback being received for all three.
Extremely useful and informative. This is definitely one of the better webinars I’ve attended over the past few months, both in presentation and content.
To view the webinars then visit the ‘Webinar’ page under ‘Events’ tab of the website of Click here
The Older Drivers Forum are running three FREE webinars in November 2020 to give advice and support to Older Drivers and interested family and friends. To find out more Click Here
A US website called Cars.Com have written an article about the best cars for Senior Drivers. Although written for the US, still relevant for the UK and some good ideas and safety tips as well. Worth a read. Click here to read the article. Just remember that if you change from a manual to an automatic, we would always recommend undertaking taking some lessons with a driving instructor to get use to driving with an automatic. Unfortunately, we see far too many incidents of pedal confusion occurring when people suddenly change to an automatic and they revert to previous manual experience in a sudden decision making event.