Driver Safety Test

Is a senior you know at risk for a traffic accident? Is he or she a danger to pedestrians and other drivers? Has their driving ability deteriorated at such a pace that they may not have noticed the change?

This questionnaire below has been designed to help you assess a senior’s driving ability.

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With the car windows rolled up, can you hear a siren or horn?
Yes No Sometimes
Do you hear the sound of your own turn signals?
Yes No Sometimes
Are you comfortable driving at night?
Yes No Sometimes
Do you see clearly at night?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you go outside in the bright sunlight and see clearly right away?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you see clearly over the steering wheel?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you turn your head an equal distance from one side to the other?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you turn your head and neck far enough to see over your shoulder?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you drive for 30 minutes without your fingers, hands or arms becoming tingly or numb?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you keep a firm but comfortable grip on the steering wheel with both hands while keeping your elbows bent and relaxed?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you lift your arm high enough to adjust the rearview mirror?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you cross one hand over the other when turning the wheel?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you depress the brake pedal with your knee bent?
Yes No Sometimes
Do you always use your right foot to depress the brake pedal?
Yes No Sometimes
Do you always wear both your shoulder and lap seatbelt?
Yes No Sometimes
In the past year have you been accident or ticket free?
Yes No Sometimes
Do you easily decide when to enter a lane of moving traffic?
Yes No Sometimes
Are intersections easy for you to navigate?
Yes No Sometimes
Can you always find familiar places when driving?
Yes No Sometimes

If the senior driver answered No or Sometimes to the above questions, please review the Safe Driving Tips to improve driving safety.