January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Fitness to Drive: The Role of Driving Simulators

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Convention Center 2018
Donald Fisher, OST-R/Volpe Center; Sherrilene Classen, University of Florida, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Simulation and Measurement of Vehicle and Operator Performance; and Standing Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons

The need to determine whether select groups are fit to drive is growing every day more critical.  Younger drivers are being licensed when they are at an especially high risk of crashing.  Other populations of drivers would like to know whether they are fit to drive or can return to driving. These groups include teens with ASD and/or ADHD, older drivers, drivers with Parkinson’s disease, drivers who have suffered a stroke, and drivers with dementia. This workshop will focus on the use of driving simulators to assess and/or provide interventions for drivers represented in the aforementioned groups

Healthy Teens Drivers
Flaura Winston, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


Medically At Risk ADHD Teen Drivers
Lana Trick, University of Guelph


Health Older Drivers
Michel Bedard, Lakehead University


Older Drivers with Dementia
David Carr, Washington University in St. Louis


Stroke Drivers
Abiodun Akinwuntan, University of Kansas Medical Center


Parkinson’s Drivers
Hannes Devos, University of Kansas Medical Center