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The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Safe Mobility for Life Program and Coalition partners with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week each year to promote the importance of knowing how to drive safely longer, and how to remain active and independent long after transitioning from driving.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that allows people to stay connected to their community, even beyond the driver’s seat, begins with knowing The Keys to Achieve Safe Mobility for Life.

The Keys are: understand, be proactive, and plan.





Florida residents and visitors are invited to join events during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Be proactive about your safe driving skills by attending one of the events below.

  • AARP’s Smart Driver Safety Course
  • AAA’s Mature Driver Improvement Course
  • A CarFit event to help you maintain a safe and comfortable fit inside your vehicle
  • A Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles FLOW (Florida Licensing On Wheels) event to renew or update your driver license or registration, or get a Florida identification card







The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition provides free materials that help people continue to drive safely and stay connected to the people important to them, and to the activities they love, long after they have transitioned from driving. Order materials from the Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center that will help you remain safe and mobile for life.

ARUSSP ImageAging Road User Strategic Safety Plan
Data-driven and evaluation based strategic safety plan to reduce injuries and fatalities for Florida’s aging population.
Parking Lot Tips ImageParking Lot Safety Tip Card
Pedestrians are at high risk for being injured by moving vehicles because drivers take safety for granted in these areas. Learn safe driving and walking tips in parking lots.
Guide ImageFlorida’s Guide for Aging Drivers
This guide was developed to help Floridians learn how to continue to drive safely as they age.
Golf Cart Brochure ImageGolf Cart Brochure
The rules for operating golf carts vary from state to state. This brochure contains information on how to safely and legally operate your golf cart in Florida.
Lifelong Community ImageHow to Choose Your Lifelong Community Checklist
By completing this checklist, individuals can learn how well a community meets their mobility needs to successfully age in place.
Roadway Safety Tip Card ImageRoadway Safety Tip Cards
Tip cards include: Multi-Lane Roundabouts, Turning Right on Red, Flashing Yellow Arrow and Countdown Pedestrian Signal.
Family and Caregiver Brochure ImageFamily and Caregivers Brochure
Families and friends play a large role in an older adult’s safety and mobility. This brochure provides tips for talking with aging drivers about safe driving concerns.
Find A Ride ImageHow to Use Find a Ride Florida
Find a Ride Florida is an online listing of transportation service providers in all of Florida’s 67 counties. This tip card helps you use the website FindaRideFlorida.org.
Keys Tip Card ImageKeys to Your Transportation Future Tip Card
This card promotes the three keys to remain safe and mobile for life along with how to find additional resources.
Tip Card ImageTips on How to Use Transportation Options in Florida Series
This new series contains tips and resources for bicycling, using public transit, and using transportation network companies.

Visit SafeMobilityFL.com/Outreach.htm to download Florida’s Guide for Aging Drivers, available in English or Spanish.  Or to order a free copy of the Guide, or any of the other materials, please contact the Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center and they will be mailed to you.

Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy
Safe Mobility for Life Resource Center
PO Box 3061121
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Email: Contact@SafeMobilityFL.com
850-644-8426



Flyer imageThe Safe Mobility for Life Coalition developed the You Hold the Keys Workshop to help older adults learn how to understand the impact aging has on driving, be proactive about their safe driving skills, and plan for a safe transition. Participants will walk away with resources to help them stay safe and mobile for life.

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop in your community, please send an email to Contact@SafeMobilityFL.com.



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Toolkit ImageShare and Help Spread the Message of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week!

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. and Safe Mobility for Life Coalition want you to take part in spreading the critically important messages and information that help keep all Floridians safe and mobile, as well as active, independent, and connected to their communities. Please share the content from the toolkit in your newsletter and on your website, and share the social media content on your social media platforms throughout the week.

To download the toolkit click the image to the right.