Regional Workshop for Law Enforcement: Older & Medically At-Risk Drivers – What You Can Do To Help
- Thursday, December 6, 2018
- 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Lunch included)
- Caroline Public Library
- 100 Market St., Denton, Maryland 21629
Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is hosting this workshop on older driver safety in collaboration with the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office. Registration and In-Service credits are FREE. Seating is limited and officers must RSVP by 11/30/18.
Contact Nanette Schieke at email@example.com for more information.
Law Enforcement plays an important role in identifying at-risk drivers on the road. Couple that with the increasing number of older drivers, and it follows that there will be an increased demand on law enforcement services. The issue is not about being older, but the age-related conditions that affect driving skills. While crash rates for older drivers have not significantly increased, preparations are necessary to handle the growing numbers of older drivers and avoid a sudden spike in crash rates. The workshop will address this new challenge for safety on the roadways by focusing on resources and techniques to identify drivers that may be functionally impaired and the role of law enforcement to address these issues, including:
- Writing the citation for older violators
- Identifying the medically at-risk driver, and
- Making referrals / requests-for-re-examination to MVA’s medical review process for evaluation of medical fitness to drive.
This course has been planned in accordance with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC), by MVA and using training materials from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and others.
Approved by MPCTC: Certified police officers will receive a Certificate of Training for 2.00 hours in-service credits upon successfully completing a test at the conclusion of the training workshop.
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