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Senior Guide for Safe Driving - Part 8

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Senior Guide for Safe Driving

Part 8: Resources

Driver License Inquiries

Driver License Inquires 
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 942890 
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001 
1-800-777-0133 TTY 1-800-368-4327 
Website: www.dmv.ca.gov 
NOTE: Check our website for specific Driver Safety office locations or call the number above.

DMV Senior Driver Ombudsman Branch 

  • Los Angeles and Central Coast Counties 
    • (310) 615-3552 
  • Sacramento and Northern California Counties 
    • (916) 657-6464 
  • Orange County and Southern California Counties
    • (714) 705-1588 
  • San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Area
    • (510) 563-8998

Services

Disclaimer: The following services are not promoted or endorsed by DMV. 

Car Fit 
CarFit is a program designed to help your personalvehicle fit you better. It was developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), American Automobile Association (AAA), and American Occupational Therapy Association. The CarFit program information is available at: www.seniordriving.aaa.com

CarFit offers older adults:

  • The opportunity to check out how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. 
  • Information and materials for community-specific resources and activities to make their personal vehicles “fit” better, enhance their safety as drivers, and/or increase their mobility in the community.

The program uses a team of trained event coordinators and health professionals who work with each participant at a scheduled CarFit event. In addition to CarFit, AAA also offers video based screening tools allowing seniors to review a comprehensive 12-point check of how well you and your car work together and other resources necessary for safe driving.

AARP - Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older.
601 E St. NW 
Washington, DC 20049
Telephone: 1-888-687-2277
Website: www.aarp.org 

AAA – Administrative Office - Offers seniors driving safety and mobility strategies.
607 14th St. NW, Ste. 201 
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 942-2050 
Fax: (202) 638-5943
Websites: www.aaafoundation.org | www.seniordriving.aaa.com

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. - Resource for Occupational Therapy advocacy and policy.
4720 Montgomery Ln.
PO Box 31220 
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220 
Telephone: (301) 652-2682
Fax: (301) 652-7711
Website: www.aota.org

California Board of Occupational Therapy - State website that licenses Occupational Therapists.
2005 Evergreen St., Ste 2050
Sacramento, CA 95815 
Telephone: (916) 263-2294
Fax: (916) 263-2701
Website: www.bot.ca.gov

California Department of Aging - Administers programs serving older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term facilities.
1300 National Dr., Ste 200 
Sacramento, CA 95834 
Telephone: (916) 419-7500 TDD 1-800-735-2929
Fax: (916) 928-2267
Website: www.aging.ca.gov

Leading Age - Advocacy fighting ageism and ageism resources (i.e., senior: housing, workplace age discrimination).
2519 Connecticut Ave. NW 
Washington, DC 20008 
Telephone: (202) 783-2242
Website: www.leadingage.org

National Agricultural Library - Nutrient Data for Foods, Obesity Prevention, Farmland Information Center, USDA information, Nutrition.gov information for healthful eating choices.
10301 Baltimore Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Telephone: (301) 504-5755
Website: www.nutrition.gov

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) - Vehicle: recall information, ratings, equipment, and technology. Risky driving behavior and road safety information.
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
West Building 
Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: 1-888-327-4236
TTY 1-800-424-9153
Website: www.nhtsa.dot.gov

National Institute on Aging - Information on healthy aging, caregiving, and end of life.
31 Center Dr. MSC 2292
Building 31, Rm 5C27
Bethesda, MD 20892 
Telephone: 1-800-222-2225
Fax: (301) 496-1072
Website: www.nia.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine - The world’s largest biomedical library.
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894 
Telephone: 1-888-346-3656
TDD 1-800-735-2258
Fax: (301) 402-1384
Website: www.nlm.nih.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Protects the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. 
200 Independence Ave. S.W.
Washington, DC 20201 
Telephone: 1-877-696-6775
Website: www.hhs.gov

Additional Websites & Resources

Additional Websites & Resources California Care Network - Helps people locate state-licensed health, social, mental health, alcohol and drug, and disability and elder care services and facilities.
Website: www.calcarenet.ca.gov

California Department of Transportation - Manages the state highway system; involved with public transportation systems throughout the state.
Website: www.dot.ca.gov

California Registry - A free service offered to seniors or their family members to assist them in locating retirement homes and assisted living.
Website: www.calregistry.com
Telephone: 1-800-777-7575

Caltrans QuickMap - Presents several types of real-time traffic information layered on a Google Map.
Website: quickmap.dot.ca.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov - A database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. 
Website: www.clinicaltrials.gov

Driving School Association of California - A nonprofit corporation comprised of driving school owners, operators, instructors, and other concerned parties through the State of California.
Website: www.thedsac.com 

Office of Disease Prevention/Health Promotion - Sets national health goals and objectives and supporting programs, services, and education activities that improve the health of all Americans. 
Website: www.health.gov

National Institute of Health (NIH) -The largest biomedical research agency in the world.
Website: www.nih.seniorhealth.gov

USA.gov/retirement - Provides information on the basics about retirement and pension benefits.

Seniors Against Investment Fraud (SAIF) - Empowers seniors by providing valuable information and resources to make informed financial and investment decisions.
Website: www.programsforelderly.com/abuse-seniorsagainst-investment-fraud.php

Elder Care Locator - A free national service used to find resources for older adults in any US community. 
Telephone: 1-800-677-1116
Website: www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx 

Local County Information and Referral Agency - Designed to lead to the development or enhancement of comprehensive and coordinated community-based programs and services for the elderly in each community.
Telephone: 1-800-777-7575
Website: www.calregistry.com/resources/aaa.htm 

California Department of Aging - The Older Americans Act Title IIIB Supportive Services Program, provides funding for a variety of supportive service programs through locally developed community-based systems of services that enable older adults to access services that address functional limitations, promote socialization, continued health, independence, and transportation.
Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
Telephone: 1-800-510-2020
Website: www.aging.ca.gov

DMV Resources

The following DMV publications and forms are available at www.dmv.ca.gov or by calling 1-800-777-0133: 

Publications

FFDL 10 Potentially Unsafe Driver 
FFDL 14 Vision Standards 
FFDL 16 Vehicle Collisions! 
FFDL 22 Preparing for Your Driving Test 
FFDL 26 Driver Safety Administrative Hearing Process 
FFDL 27 DMV’s Reexamination Process 
FFDL 28 Driver Distractions 
FFDL 33 Selecting a Driving School for Driver Education and Driver Training (DE/DT) 
FFDL 41 Helping Drivers Maintain Their Driving Independence 
DL 955 Driving Test Criteria Guide 
DL 956 Preparing for Your Supplemental Driving Performance Evaluation

Forms

Report of Vision Examination (DL 62
Request for Cancellation or Surrender of a Driver License or Identification Card (DL 142
Request for Driver Reexamination (DS 699)
Self-Referral for Reevaluation of Driving Skill (DS 699A
Subpoena, Duces Tecum, Affidavit in Support of Subpoena Duces Tecum (DS 2000P)

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