Health Professionals

Screening and Management of Age-Related Driving Impairments

Training for clinicians and allied health professionals is available to assist with the identification and management of age-related conditions that impact driving ability. The curriculum aims to increase knowledge and skill needed to screen, refer, and when necessary, assist older patients through the transition into driving retirement.

This training addresses California’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and includes screening guidelines from the Clinician’s Guide to Assessing and Counseling Older Drivers, 3rd Edition.

In-person training is available throughout California and is delivered by UC San Diego physician faculty.

Training curriculum includes:

  • The epidemiology of driving patterns with aging
  • Medical conditions that may put patients at risk for unsafe driving
  • Recommended clinical screens to evaluate patients’ level of function for driving fitness
  • Referral and treatment options for patients who have impairments or are no longer safe to drive
  • California DMV reporting methods and requirements

Training can also be accessed online.  The 75 minute tutorial consists of four modules with knowledge checks and the opportunity to print a certificate of completion. After creating an account, select the course title, Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness.


Training Materials


Video: Physician Mandated Reporting of Drivers in California

Video: Counseling and Referral for Patients with Conditions that Impact Driving (13:50)

Video: The Recommended Screening Tests for Age-Related Driving Disorders (18:17) 

Pocket Guide: Screening and Management of Age-Related Driving Impairments 

This is a reference tool that provides a brief summary of who to screen and how to report drivers with medical conditions that fall within Title 17, CA Code of Regulations, Section 2810.  Also included are resources for providers and driver referral, as well as a listing of tests recommended by the American Geriatrics Society to determine driving fitness.  Medical providers may request a copy of the guide through the ‘Contact us’ tab.

Click on the image to view the Pocket Guide. To open the image in PDF Adobe Reader, right click on the image and ‘save link as’, then select the desired viewing size.

Contact us for additional information or to request training.


Pocket Guide: Medications and Driving 

This resource was created to assist clinicians in the management of medications that can effect driving. It highlights ten classes of drugs with potential driving-related side effects. Recommendations include identification of ‘least offending’ and ‘most offending’ medications in each class to guide prescription choices if the patient elects to continue driving. Medical providers may request a copy of the guide through the ‘Contact us’ tab.

Click on the image to view the Pocket Guide. To open the image in PDF Adobe Reader, right click on the image and ‘save link as’, then select the desired viewing size.

Contact us for additional information or to request training.