Family, friends and caregivers are usually the first to realize when aging loved ones are driving unsafely or "at risk." They want to protect the driver, but often don’t know what to do about problems, or where to turn for help.
The Erie County Older Driver Family Assistance Help Network was formed in January 2001 by experts in the fields of aging, health, law enforcement, and driving to make it easy for caregivers to address impaired, at-risk, or unsafe situations, which can mean:
- Fewer crashes for aging drivers
- Safer roads
- Less criticism for those older drivers who still drive safely
"It is not a driver's age which is of concern, but how that driver functions on the road."