Forum: Safety, Mobility, and Aging Drivers

Participating Organizations


Founded in 1902, AAA is a not-for profit organization of clubs serving more than 50 million members in the United States and Canada. AAA serves its members through a network of 1,100 offices with more than 45,000 employees, as well as a Web site, Through affiliations with automobile and touring clubs around the world, AAA provides benefits to members traveling in 130 countries on six continents. AAA is a non-stock, fully tax-paying federation. AAA exists for its members and will judge everything it does by how well it serves their needs. Today, 25 percent of U.S. households have a AAA membership. More than 28 percent of North American passenger vehicles belong to AAA members.  - Back to Top of Page


AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole.  AARP conducts transportation research, programs and advocacy to help meet this objective.  The AARP Driver Safety Program is the nation’s first and largest driver safety course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older to help people live more independently as they age.  We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.   - Back to Top of Page

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s mission is to identify problems, foster research that seeks solutions, and disseminate information and educational materials that promote good traffic safety practices. AAA Foundation is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads.  It is a not-for-profit, publicly-supported charitable educational and research organization. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 200 projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. - Back to Top of Page

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is an association of 12 vehicle manufacturers including BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Cars North America. Auto Alliance is the voice for a united auto industry. We are committed to developing and implementing constructive solutions to public policy challenges that promote sustainable mobility and benefit society in the areas of environment, energy and motor vehicle safety. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the leading advocacy group for the auto industry, represents 77% of all car and light truck sales in the United States.- Back to Top of Page

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

Founded in 1933, AAMVA represents the state and provincial officials in the United States and Canada who administer and enforce motor vehicle laws. AAMVA’s programs encourage uniformity and reciprocity among the states and provinces. The association also serves as a liaison with other levels of government and the private sector. Its development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service. AAMVA’s membership includes associations, organizations, and businesses that share an interest in the association’s goals. - Back to Top of Page

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Current AOTA membership is approximately 39,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and internationally.  - Back to Top of Page

American Optometric Association (AOA)

The American Optometric Association represents approximately 36,000 doctors of optometry, optometry students and paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Optometrists serve patients in nearly 6,500 communities across the country, and in 3,500 of those communities are the only eye doctors. Doctors of optometry provide two-thirds of all primary eye care in the United States. Founded in 1898, the AOA is a federation of state, student and armed forces optometric associations. Through these affiliations, the AOA serves members consisting of optometrists, students of optometry, paraoptometric assistants and technicians. Together, the AOA and its affiliates work to provide the public with quality vision and eye care. - Back to Top of Page

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration is a major agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  FHWA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with field offices in every State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. FHWA is charged with the broad responsibility of ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be the safest and most technologically up-to-date. Although State, local, and tribal governments own most of the Nation’s highways, FHWA provides financial and technical support to them for constructing, improving, and preserving America’s highway system.  FHWA’s annual budget of more than $30 billion is funded by fuel and motor vehicle excise taxes. The budget is primarily divided between two programs:  Federal-aid funding to State and local governments; and Federal Lands Highways funding for national parks, national forests, Indian lands, and other land under Federal stewardship.  - Back to Top of Page

Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA)

The Governor’s Highway Safety Administration provides leadership and advocacy for the States and Territories to improve traffic safety, influence national policy, enhance program management and promote best practices. Their organizational goals are to: Promote traffic safety as a national priority; Expand and deliver member support services; Develop new and strengthen existing partnerships; and Ensure sufficient resources to support association services and priorities.  - Back to Top of Page

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. For decades the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur. The Institute's research focuses on countermeasures aimed at all three factors in motor vehicle crashes (human, vehicular, and environmental) and on interventions that can occur before, during, and after crashes to reduce losses. - Back to Top of Page

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

The Highway Safety Committee (HSC), enumerated in the IACP Constitution;  is composed of 30 members of federal, state, provincial, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies; and is tasked to study, consider, and evaluate all matters pertaining to traffic policies, practices, and standards relating to crash investigation, records, patrol, organization and administration, and other highway safety functions.  The overarching goal of the HSC is to improve safety upon roadways via the application of the four Es—education, emergency medical services, enforcement, and engineering—to reduce the incidence of crashes and of the deaths and serious injuries they produce. - Back to Top of Page

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes. This is accomplished by setting and enforcing safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment, and through grants to state and local governments to enable them to conduct effective local highway safety programs. NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements. - Back to Top of Page

National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

The mission of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is to support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. Within the Division of Behavioral and Social Research, the NIA supports an active portfolio of research on driving in older adults, including work to identify factors associated with safer or less safe driving, the development of interventions to enhance driver safety, and research on how driving cessation affects the health and wellbeing of older adults. - Back to Top of Page