Helping the older drivers in your community
From doctors to police officers, healthcare and legal professionals are a trusted voice and figure of authority in the community.
Virginia GrandDriver encourages professionals to understand the aging process and what that means for older people’s driving capability.
Resources for Healthcare providers
A patient’s wellbeing goes beyond the physician’s office. Empower them to use the tools they need to stay safe and independent on the road.
Resources for law enforcement
As a law enforcement officer, keeping older drivers safe is part of keeping all drivers safe. With our resources, you can better talk with drivers about the impacts of aging.
Should you request a DMV medical review?
If you are concerned a person may be unable to safely drive, you can request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) medical review. Concerning conditions range from a driver with vision impairments to a driver who is heavily medicated. All reports of impaired drivers must include:
- Impaired driver information, such as name, address and date of birth
- Specific concerns or reasons for the report with examples
- Driver’s physical condition or mental description
- Submitter’s name, address and telephone number
We’re working to keep older drivers safe
While most older drivers may be good drivers, there are physical changes that come with aging. These changes can affect our ability to drive safely. Virginia GrandDriver gives senior Virginians and their families suggestions to improve driving skills and provides resources that will help older drivers compensate for age-related changes. That way they can stay on the road as safely as possible, for as long as possible.