MDOT and Senior Mobility
- Senior mobility programsBy 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 or older. The number of older drivers in the United States is expected to double over the next 30 years.
Older drivers deserve special attention; as a group, they have reduced visual sharpness, poorer nighttime vision, and slower reaction times.
The design of roads, signs, and traffic signals can be improved to better meet the aging population's needs.
MDOT is committed to supporting and funding programs that will keep Michigan's seniors mobile.
- Senior Mobility Action TeamThe Senior Mobility Action Team includes representatives from the departments of Transportation, State, and Community Health, the Office of Services to the Aging, and Office of Highway Safety Planning, consultants, the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and AAA Michigan. If you are interested in advancing the mobility of seniors and joining the group, contact Kimberly Lariviere at 517-373-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org