“Aging road users is a category that includes all of us – and it’s an issue that affects all of us,” said Kristopher Kyes, Oregon DMV’s
Medical Program Coordinator. “Because driving is an important part of our lives, we want to help individuals keep that option when they can continue to do so safely.”
Oregon’s Medically At-Risk Driver Program helps people work through the issues surrounding aging or health that affect driving. In a video featured on ODOT’s YouTube channel DMV Administrator Tom McClellan and Kyes, as well as a physician who took part in developing the program explain why it is so important.
The video is part of efforts by ODOT and other traffic
safety organizations and stakeholders across the nation to raise awareness
about the potential changes in our driving skills.