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.
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.