"CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL (CHP) - AGE WELL DRIVE SMART" PROGRAM
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
California Office of Traffic Safety.
Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.
"Driving is Freedom. Keeping that freedom as we get older is the focus of the 'Age Well Drive Smart' program. Let the CHP point out ways to keep your ability to drive for as long as possible."
The “California Highway Patrol (CHP) - Age Well Drive Smart” Program has started the following senior driver safety programs:
-Office of Traffic Safety Grant Programs- Senior Safety
-Older Californian, Hispanic and Asian American Traffic - outreach efforts to older Californian Hispanics, and Asian Americans in Spanish and Asian languages
-Older Drivers Driving Safer and Longer
-Seniors Safe and Mobile
-Older Adults and Traffic Safety
-Older Californian Traffic Safety
-Consultant for “The Golden Road,” a program addressing senior driving issues
-CHP Redwood City Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Driving Wellness Program “Unlock Your Potential”
-Consultant to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in developing a standardized older driver law enforcement curriculum
-Partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to conduct senior driving seminars
The “CHP Age Well Drive Smart” Program offers a senior driver public awareness class presentation, “Stay Vital” which covers elderly drivers safety topics such as:
Myths and stereotypes about elderly drivers -such as the myth that all older drivers high risk drivers.
Taking Control of Your Driving Future -the effects of visual impairments, lack of sleep and medications on elderly drivers.
You Can Be a Better Driver - adjusting the car to better fit senior drivers, how to deal with blind spots, tailgating, dangerous intersections, lane changes, left turns.
Is it Time? When is it time to give up the Keys - Adjustments such as daylight only driving, non-freeway driving, non-rush hour driving, fair weather only driving.
There Is Life After Driving -other senior transpiration and mobility options such as family or friends, public transportation, Paratransit, taxi services, bicycle, walking.
Driving is for All Ages.
The CHP also helps seniors contribute their skills and talent through the CHP Senior Volunteer Program. (SVP) The program is administered in cooperation with county and regional retired senior programs throughout the state of California. Seniors help the CHP by providing public service to the community and the program provides an opportunity for seniors to make a contribution toward improving public safety and service.
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