Aging Road Users

TREDS collaborates with organizations to offer programs that promote driving safety for the community, with a special focus on older road users.  Technical assistance is available in program planning, delivery, and evaluation.  In addition, TREDS assists drivers and their family members with referrals to community resources to evaluate driving fitness and prolong mobility. Click here to locate an occupational therapist (OT) who is trained in driving assessment and evaluation.

Click below for resources to promote safe driving:

 California Resources

California Referral Guide

County Specific Referral Guides:

Orange County

Riverside County

San Diego County


Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH on “Aging and Driving: A Complex Combination” November 2012 at UC San Diego

Community Conference – May 11, 2012 – San Diego, CA

In recognition of Older Americans Month, the TREDS Program and the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego hosted a seminar “Aging and Driving: What You Need to Know”.

The free event was open to the public and the agenda addressed these topics:

• How Aging Impacts Driving: Medical conditions and the role of physicians

• We Need to Talk: How to communicate about driving

• Role of the Driving Rehab Specialist (CDRS): Driver assessment, retraining and adaptive equipment

• CA DMV Senior Ombudsman Program: Assistance for the older driver and the re-examination process

• Transportation Alternatives in San Diego County

The audience of 75 was comprised of older drivers, family members and caregivers; over 20 agencies exhibited educational materials. The program was supported by a grant from the UC San Diego Academic Geriatric Resource Center (AGRC).

Richard Kohr (DMV) and Jill Rybar (UCSD) collaborate to promote driver safety on October 29, 2011 in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Linda Hill (UCSD), Richard Kohr (DMV), and LAPD Officer on the expert panel at the Automobile Club of Southern CA, Senior Driving Expo, April 2, 2011.

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