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SAFE DRIVING and the OLDER ADULT Creating a Successful Older Driver Safety Program Corporal Kelli Bruemmer TRIAD Coordinator Oklahoma County Sheriff’s.

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1 SAFE DRIVING and the OLDER ADULT Creating a Successful Older Driver Safety Program Corporal Kelli Bruemmer TRIAD Coordinator Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office

2 IDENTIFYING KEY PLAYERS Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Program implementation and law enforcement training National Highway & Traffic Safety Administration Program guidance, statistical data, and information on existing programs National Sheriff’s Association Program guidance and ability to distribute nationally Alzheimer’s Association Training for law enforcement OLDER DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM OCSO NHTSA NSA ALZ ASSN

3 FOCUSING ON THE REAL ISSUES For Older Adults: Regular Medical Check-ups Knowledge about Medications Vehicle Maintenance Driving Safety Legal Updates

4 FOCUSING ON THE REAL ISSUES For Law Enforcement: Age-Specific Issues Sensitivity Training Recognizing Medical Alerts Recognizing Dementia Alerting the Licensing Agency

5 HOW WE’RE MAKING IT HAPPEN Smaller lessons included in existing meetings Available from several resources, including NHTSA’s DriveWell website Older Driver Safety Days Annual event including a resource fair, educational seminars, and vehicle safety inspections Mandatory training for law enforcement Two-hour block of instruction inserted into annual training for all officers Responding to dementia (Alzheimer’s Association)

6 THE HANDOUTS Older Driver Program Manual and Brochure Self-Assessment Vehicle Safety Inspection Checklist Older Driver Model Policy Training Presentation for Law Enforcement Oklahoma’s Request for Medical Review Form Sample Event Agenda, Evaluation, and Flyer Vehicle Safety Kit Checklist

7 For more information, contact: Corporal Kelli Bruemmer Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office TRIAD Coordinator and ODS Program Manager


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