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Roadwise Review: Senior Screening Tool

AAA Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer
is a scientifically validated screening tool developed by AAA and noted transportation safety researchers. Available on CD-Rom, the tool allows seniors to measure the eight functional abilities shown to be the strongest predictors of crash risk among older drivers in the privacy of their own home.

This home-based, user-friendly screening software is based on the DrivingHealth® Inventory battery of functional tests which were validated in a six-year cooperative research project between NHTSA and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, with additional support from the National Institute on Aging. Drivers with a significant loss in the functional capabilities tested by Roadwise Review are 2 to 5 times more likely to cause a motor vehicle crash than drivers without losses in these key safe driving abilities.

The measures include:

  • Leg Strength and General Mobility - enables you to accelerate and brake under regular conditions and to respond quickly in emergencies.
  • •  Head/Neck Flexibility - allows you to check blind spots when you back up, change lanes, or merge into traffic.

    •  High Contrast Visual Acuity - helps you detect pavement markings, read road signs and spot hazards in or near the road.

    •  Low Visual Acuity - enables you to maintain lane position and drive safely in rain, dusk, haze and fog.

    •  Working Memory - helps you follow directions, remember traffic rules and regulations, and make good decisions as you drive.

    •  Visualization of Missing Information - enables you to recognize and anticipate a threat or hazard even when part of it is hidden from view.

    •  Visual Search - enables you to scan the driving environment and recognize traffic signs, signals, navigational landmarks and hazards.

    •  Visual Information Processing Speed - allows you to pay attention to what is in front of you while also detecting threats at the edge of your field of view.

    Computer System Requirements: To use this CD-ROM you need a personal computer (PC) with a CD-ROM drive and:
  • 15" monitor (or larger)
  • Pentium III 633 MHz processor (or better)
  • Video card with AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) and at least 8 MB video RAM (or better)
  • 256 MB RAM memory (or better)
  • Mouse and keyboard

    Most newer model personal computers fall within these technical requirements. *Note: Roadwise Review may not run properly on a Windows 95 Operating System, and will NOT run on a Macintosh computer.

    To order:

    Please call us at 1-866-625-3601 ext. 8105.

    Leave your name, membership number and a phone number where you can be reached, and one of our AAA Colorado staff will contact you to process your order.

    Member Price: $9.50 plus tax; shipping included
    Non-Member Price: $15.00, plus tax; shipping included

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