Law Enforcement

Identification and Referral of Medically Impaired Older Drivers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Older Driver Program Five-Year Strategic Plan 2012-2017 emphasizes the importance of education for law enforcement on the recognition and assessment of warning signs that may necessitate driver’s license re-examination.

A two-hour training, “Law Enforcement’s Role in Older Driver Safety,” is POST certified for CPT credit and delivered by a team of health and law enforcement professionals. A 30-minute version of the training is available for briefings.

TRAINING OPTIONS

ONLINE TRAINING TOOLS

Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive Impairment (DOSCI) – a nine question tool that enables officers to screen for cognitive impairment.  Also provides resources and contact information to assist in making referrals.

Driver Orientation Screen for Cognitive Impairment (10-minute video training) – provides instruction on the use of the DOSCI.  A review of the DOSCI smart phone application is also included with a secure login for law enforcement.

Identifying and Referring Cognitively Impaired Drivers (30-minute video training) – an abbreviated version of the two-hour course, Law Enforcement’s Role in Older Driver Safety.  It includes a video demonstration of the use of the DOSCI during a traffic contact.

Recognizing Cognitive Impairment in Drivers (9-minute video) – demonstrates the use of the DOSCI during a traffic contact.

Medical Conditions that Can Affect Driving (15-minute video training) – discusses the medical conditions that can interfere with driving and how to recognize those conditions.

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