May 2, 2018 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

As America ages, traffic judges face the challenge of crafting appropriate sentences for the older driver. Commonly, these defendants have special issues due to the diminishment of driving skills caused by the natural aging process. In addition, as a person ages the influence of prescription and non-prescription drugs, including over-the-counter medications, often impacts their ability to drive safely. This webcast looks at current national statistics on the older driver, discusses common causes of impairment in this population, and offers some workable sentencing options, including knowing when to restrict or remove a driver’s license.

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After this course you will be able to:

  1. Identify the changing U.S. demographics related to driving patterns in this population;
  2. Recognize normal age-related change in the body and how these impair driving skills;
  3. Discuss how many prescription and over-the-counter drugs often used in this population impact the ability to drive well; and,
  4. Utilize tips and best practices for crafting effective sentences for the older driver.

 

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This webcast is brought to you through generous funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.