Date Presented 04/04/19

This study compared drivers using GPS and written directions on unfamiliar routes. Participants were 80 drivers (half in their 60s and half in their 70s); half familiar and half unfamiliar with GPS. All drivers were scored on each route. Drivers in their 60s and familiar with GPS were safer. While age is an important factor in driving, familiarity with GPS appears to improve safety for all. Implications for practitioners will be discussed as driving is a critical IADL that supports productive aging.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anne Dickerson

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