Partnering with AARP Driver Safety to Keep Our Older Drivers Safeclose
As we age, many of us experience natural health-related changes, such as vision changes or decreased flexibility, which can make driving more challenging. Some drivers ages 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver's licenses, but cars have changed—so have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads we travel every day. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. As the number of older drivers increases from 32.2 million in 2008 to 40 million in 2020, it’s more important than ever to have programs in place to help them stay safe.
To ensure the safety of this demographic, Toyota has teamed up with AARP Foundation and AARP Driver Safety to educate older drivers in driving safely.
Established in 1979, AARP Driver Safety has helped over 14 million drivers over the age of 50 adapt their driving skills as they get older. And thanks to a $12.6 million grant from Toyota—the biggest grant the AARP Foundation has ever received—AARP Driver Safety is enhancing its profile among drivers, younger caregivers, multicultural communities and volunteers. The program has also partnered with experts to develop a new driver safety course curriculum.
Check out the above photos and videos for a glimpse of how Toyota and AARP Driver Safety are working together to make roads safer, for even the safest drivers.