Improve the safety, access, and mobility of Florida's growing aging population.
During their lifetime, a person will spend thousands of hours driving, walking, biking, or riding. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is ensuring that each of those trips -- whether in a car, on a bus, bicycle, motorcycle, or by foot -- is as safe as possible, particularly for Florida's growing aging population.
Florida leads the nation with 20 percent of its population aged 65 or older. By the year 2030, it is projected that 1 in 4 drivers will be 65 years or older. To meet the challenges faced by our aging population, FDOT established the Safe Mobility for Life Program ( Topic Number 000-750-001) in the State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office. While the program focuses on the safety and mobility of Florida’s aging road users, it has the added benefit of improving transportation safety for all residents and visitors.
In 2009, the FDOT partnered with the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU to create a statewide coalition to help address the specific needs of Florida’s aging road users. Working together we are implementing Florida’s Aging Road User Strategic Safety Plan to reduce crashes for Florida’s aging population by improving their safety, access, and mobility.
For any questions on FDOT’s Safe Mobility for Life Program and Coalition, please contact:
Gail M. Holley
Safe Mobility for Life Program and Research Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
State Traffic Engineering and Operations Office
605 Suwannee Street, M.S. 36
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450
For updated information and resources, please visit our website: SafeMobilityFL.com