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Ensuring older adults are able to access reliable means of transportation is important for ensuring they can remain engaged in their communities as they age. Supporting this may include efforts to keep older drivers safe behind the wheel, or making sure that safe and accessible public transportation options are available. It also includes keeping older adults safe as pedestrians and cyclists. Learn more about transportation programs and services that aim to support older adults in our resources below.

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    Older adults advised to walk more briskly

    HealthLine
    Walking more quickly may help you stay healthy as you age. Even just going for a brisk ten minute walk every day might improve your overall health. A brisk walk means that you will feel warm and be breathing a little faster than normal.
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    Restricted driver’s licences reduce traffic crashes and traffic violations for older drivers

    Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (2017)
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    Driving-cessation support groups can help drivers with dementia who lost their driving privileges

    International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (2017)
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    Increased age, health conditions, and driving confidence associated with older adults self-regulating their driving

    Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (2016)
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    Marine

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s marine transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    Rail

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s rail transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    TSB News Releases

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Access this resource for a portal to the news release in chronological order by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.
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    Corporate Publications

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    This resource is a portal to the multiple annual reports to parliament. This involves quarterly financial reports, strategic plans, departmental plans, and more.
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    International Collaboration

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada respond to transportation occurrences anywhere in the country. Even when Canadians or entities are not involved in an occurrence, the board participates in foreign investigations. Read this resource for information about their mandate, members, and policy.
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    The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada – Mandate

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The TSB addresses the safety of transportation tools like ships, trains, and airplanes in Canada. The TSB remains impartial from other organizations, and makes recommendations to the government. Use this tool to learn about how the TSB differs from organizations like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or Transport Canada in the transportation field.
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    Transparency

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The TSB makes all of its documents available to the public through the internet. Use this resource to find its business reports. You can also request information related to their work by submitting a request form via mail. Find the instructions of the procedure in this resource.
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    Air

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    Use this resource to learn about the key safety issues in Canada’s air transportation system. This resource contains links to issue reports, facts, and recommendations.
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    About the TSB

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada respond to transportation occurrences anywhere in the country. Read this resource for information about their mandate, members, and policy.
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    A Career with the TSB

    Transportation Safety Board of Canada
    The Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigates marine, pipeline, railway, and aviation transportation occurrences. Read this information for information about a career with the board.
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    Our Story - Creating Vibrant, Health Communities

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    Seniors Transportation Access & Resources was created to support local transportation solutions for the elderly. Access this resource for the organization’s evaluation report.
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    Accessible Transportation – Policy and Advocacy

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    Seniors Transportation Access & Resources was created to support local transportation solutions for the elderly. Read this resource for information on the organization’s policy and what they advocate for.
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    Road Safety in Canada

    Transport Canada
    Read this booklet to learn more about road safety and how to adopt safer driving behavior. Major road safety topics include: seat belt and child restraint use, at-risk drivers (young / novice, vulnerable or medically at-risk) and different types of dangerous driving (alcohol- and drug-impaired, aggressive and distracted driving).
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    Driver transitioning

    Seniors Transportation: Access and Resources (STAR)
    Knowing when to stop driving is important in living healthy. Women outlive their driving time by ten years and men by seven years. This article includes resources to help mature drivers with their decision, including videos and websites with tips to help you drive safely.
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    How do we know when it’s time for someone to hang up the car keys?

    While policies such as in-person licence renewal and medical reporting of potentially unfit drivers showed some statistically significant benefits for older driver safety, the relative impact was modest. There is no magic policy regarding licensing of older drivers to make the roads safe, and a concerted approach to improve road safety is required.

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