Keeping Seniors Safe and Mobile: An Evaluation of a Local Drive Test Option (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2012)

The current study evaluated the safety and mobility consequences of one of these initiatives: the offering of local drive tests. Local drive tests (LDTs) are an alternative to standard road tests typically offered by state driver licensing agencies. LDTs allow some drivers who otherwise might not qualify to renew their licenses the option of taking a road test near their homes, on familiar roadways, and/or to specific destinations they want or need to access. Drivers who pass this more limited road test are then restricted to driving only within the specific area or radius where they were tested, and often have additional restrictions placed on their licenses.
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