Aging and Driver Fitness: A Curriculum to Benefit Highway Patrol Driver Examiners April 7, 2010 Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, Saint Louis University Cindy Anders, MSG, MO Highway Patrol. Agenda. Background (Berg-Weger) Curriculum Implementation (Anders) Key Findings & Take-Home Messages.
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Aging and Driver Fitness: A Curriculum to Benefit Highway Patrol Driver ExaminersApril 7, 2010 Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, Saint Louis University Cindy Anders, MSG, MO Highway Patrol
Reviewed Published Guides & Other Evidence
Drafted Slides & Supporting Materials (including two video case examples)
Validated Curriculum (pre/post)
Highway Patrol Driver Examiners
Department of Revenue
Department of Revenue
DMV in other States
On-Road Test Score &
Our Written Observations
(e.g., restriction, more testing)
At the end, participants will understand:
A brief, but effective narrative. A general statement (comprehension problem) is backed up by specific examples. What other descriptive words could have been based on his actions?
Check (√) items that you observe, making extra notes in the margin or on the back to clarify items for later.
Record answers to orientation and memory questions as given, making note of errors.Cited Driver Worksheet
Mrs. Brown was a pleasant, willing participant in the driving skills test. She appeared moderately anxious, as evidenced by rapid breathing, high pitched tone of voice, and many comments on her performance.
She wore glasses, but appeared to have difficulty seeing both near and far objects. For example, she misread her driver license number and she could not read signs on nearby buildings. She reported being at the Hazelwood test facility, and she stated her name, address and phone number without difficulty. She gave the correct date and time.
She walked to her vehicle, entered it, and fastened her seatbelt properly. She pointed correctly to controls named by the Examiner, and she named common objects giving incorrect names initially, but self-corrected later.
During testing, she frequently drove too close to the curb and parked cars. She appeared confused when asked to parallel park between cones, and asked three times to explain what I wanted her to do. I discontinued this maneuver after a few minutes. At the last intersection on the course, she appeared not to see the stop sign and continued driving until I instructed her to stop. She failed due to excessive points.