Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Program Grant, 2018-2024.
With the aging population also comes an increase in age-related deficits (e.g. decreased vision, slowing of cognitive functions), as well as an increase in age-related medical conditions (i.e. cognitive impairment/dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke), all of which can affect safe driving. These trends present a significant public health concern given that older adults are disproportionately (per mile driven) involved in collisions resulting in serious injury and death. Hence, determining the most effective means to identify and assess medically at-risk drivers is critical given the rapid growth in this segment of the driving population.