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Keeping You Driving Safely

    • Michigan's Guide for Aging Drivers and Their Families
      This guide is a resource for Michigan's aging drivers, their family members, and caregivers, helping them to understand how aging and age-related changes in health status affect the ability to drive safely. It also provides references to additional information and services.
    • MyMobility Plan
      CDC developed this planning tool to help older adults plan for future mobility changes that might increase their risk for motor vehicle crashes and falls. Adult children or caregivers can also use this planning tool to help older parents, relatives and friends.
    • What Every Driver Must Know
      This publication provides information about Michigan's driver licensing and vehicle registration requirements. it also includes basic traffic safety and regulatory laws, and other topics important to motorists.
    • Michigan's Driver License Requirements
      This is a link to the requirements for a Michigan driver's license. All motorists must have a valid driver's license to drive on Michigan's public roads. They are issued for up to four years and expire on the driver's birthday.
    • Vehicle safety recalls
      Keep yourself safe and your vehicle in good shape by checking for vehicle recalls. Enter the vehicle's 17- character VIN. In seconds, you will know if your vehicle is subject to an open safety recall. While you are checking for safety recalls, sign up for Recall Alerts. If your vehicle is included in a future recall, you will receive an email letting you know. Checking for safety recalls is free and easy!
    • Enhance®Fitness and Enhance®Wellness

      This link provides information about two award-winning, community-based health programs for aging adults. These focus on the importance of exercise, proper diet, weight loss and other lifestyle choices beneficial to a longer, healthier life.
            

    • CarFit

      CarFit is an educational program that offers aging drivers the opportunity to check how well your vehicle "fit" you. It provides information on community-specific resources that can enhance your safety and increase your mobility in the community.
            

    • AAA RoadWise Driver Defensive Driving Course     

      AAA's RoadWise Driver, senior defensive driving course delivers tips to help mature drivers compensate for changing vision, reflexes, and response time.
            

    • What Every Driver Must Know

      This publication provides information about Michigan's driver licensing and vehicle registration requirements. it also includes basic traffic safety and regulatory laws, and other topics important to motorists.

       

    • Go4Life

      Maintaining your physical fitness is an important aspect of safe driving. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help you get ready, start exercising, and keep going. Go4Life is designed to help you fit exercise and physical activity into your daily life by motivating adults to be active and to stay active.
            

    • MyCarDoesWhat.org

      MyCarDoesWhat.org is a national campaign to help educate drivers on new vehicle safety technologies designed to help prevent crashes. These technologies range from increasing the stability and control of cars to providing warnings about crash threats to automatically intervening to avoid or reduce the severity of a crash.

       

    • AARP Smart Driver™ Course

      This low-cost course can help you learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely. It explores ways to manage and accommodate age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

       

    • AARP Smart DriverTEK Workshop

      A free 90 minute workshop to learn all about the latest high-tech safety features in your current car, or what technology to look for when shopping for a new car. The safety benefits of blind spot warning systems, forward collision warnings and more.

       

    • What Every Driver Must Know

      This publication provides information about Michigan's driver licensing and vehicle registration requirements. it also includes basic traffic safety and regulatory laws, and other topics important to motorists.

       

    • Roundabouts

      Confused about the new roundabout in your town? Learn how to maneuver through this type of intersection with links to "how-to" videos, brochures and graphics to help you master the roundabout.  

       

    • Bike Lanes

      Bicycle lanes are being added to more and more Michigan roadways. Whether you are behind the wheel or on a bicycle, this brochure will help you share the road safely.

       

    • SAFER Driver: The Enhanced Driving Decisions Workbook

      This online workbook will help you think more carefully about health concerns that could affect safe driving. After responding to questions, customized feedback is provided about what various concerns may mean for driving and what can be done to increase safety.

       

    • Driving Decisions Workbook

      This workbook will help you learn about age-related changes in abilities and habits that could affect safe driving. After responding to questions, feedback is provided about what various changes may mean for driving and what can be done to increase safety.
       

       

    • Disability License Plates and Parking

      The site provides information about the eligibility requirements for Michigan disability license plates and both permanent and temporary disability parking placards. Links are provided to application forms and an informational brochure.

     

    The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) Disabilities and Driving Fact Sheets

     Arthritis  Amputation
     ASD  ADHD
     Aging  Cerebral Palsy
     Alzheimer's  Novice Drivers with Disabilities
    Multiple Sclerosis   Non-Verbal Learning Disability
    Parkinson's  Stroke
    Spinal Cord Injury   Spina Bifida  
    Traumatic Brain Injury   Vision  

     

    NHTSA Fact Sheets and Videos: Driving when you have...

     Alzheimer’s  PDF  Video
     Arthritis  PDF  Video
     Cataracts  PDF  
     Diabetes  PDF  Video
     Glaucoma  PDF  
     Parkinson's    Video
     Vision Disorders    Video

    • CDC Medicine Risk Fact Sheet

      Prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines (OTC), dietary supplements, and even some herbal products can cause side effects that increase your risk of a fall or motor vehicle crash. Use this fact sheet, from the CDC, to identify medicines that put you at risk, potential side effects, and questions to ask your doctor.