Offering "new help" to older drivers and their families!
Welcome to Keeping Us Safe
Our Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals believe in "Doing the right thing, not just doing the thing right".
Our self-assessment program for older drivers was developed to “preserve life; one family at a time”
Part of our business model is to make the self-assessment program affordable and readily accessible in all communities throughout the United States and Canada.
Another benefit to our programs is that they help reduce medical costs!
Our product is "Beyond Driving with Dignity; The workbook for older drivers and their families". Timely and appropriate use of this workbook and of all available resources will help keep families from making many of the common mistakes encountered by others as you move toward a possible driving retirement for your loved one.
Working through this instrument will help your family make driving-related decisions that are not only in the best interest of the older driver, but simultaneously find themselves in the best interest of highway safety in general. The workbook was designed to be used by your family in the confidence and comfort of your own home, most likely seated right at your family’s kitchen table.
The workbook is available through the Keeping Us Safe website, or through any one of our Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals. It has also been used by non-profit agencies as a unique fundraising opportunity.
Providing practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families
Our programs are designed to save lives!
"A retirement from driving may involve some inconveniences, but it should never mean a loss of independence or personal dignity". Matt Gurwell
At Keeping Us Safe, our success is not measured in dollars earned, but rather it is measured in families served.
timely relief to families in need as they face the challenging issue of a loved-one's diminishing driving skills as a result of the natural aging process,
assistance and supports to older drivers as they face the emotional issue of a driving retirement, and
educational programs for professionals as they find themselves confronted with this issue in a professional setting
Founded in 2008, Keeping Us Safe is an organization that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families. Our programs are designed to save lives while simultaneously helping to ease the burden of the family as they find themselves faced with this very challenging issue. Our services are currently being offered throughout the United States and Canada.
At Keeping Us Safe we have dedicated ourselves to three primary functions, providing:
As you can see, all of our programs are geared toward the older driver. We do not have younger driver programs or alcohol/safety-belt related programs; everything we do is geared toward the older driver, their families and professionals that find themselves in the mix of this emotional and complex issue.
We have developed an innovative program and a proactive mindset that works not only to help an older driver with diminishing skills make a smooth transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat, but to also help ensure that the individual is able to maintain as much of their personal independence as possible, and just as importantly, to help them maintain or even advance their dignity.
Our programs have been designed to save lives!
This individualized program has been designed to serve as a valuable tool in helping older drivers (and their families) make appropriate decisions regarding the future of ones safe driving career.
If the individual is a safe driver, we provide him or her with strategies on how to remain a safe driver as they progress through the aging process. If driving retirement is the appropriate decision, then we provide the individual (and their family) with acceptable alternatives, resources and a very specific plan to ensure a smooth and successful transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat.
These self-assessments are facilitated by one of our Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals.
About Our Services
A Safe Drive Through the Aging Process: Developed specifically for senior drivers, this 1-hour presentation for your group or organization can best be described as a practical, entertaining and realistic approach to the issue of "Senior Drivers Vs. the Aging Process".
The presentation is designed to increase awareness concerning the onset of diminishing driving skills related to the aging process. The presentation takes a direct yet compassionate approach to the very sensitive subject of recognizing that someday it may be time to relinquish some of that treasured driving independence.
The ultimate goal is not to take away driving opportunities of older drivers, but rather to offer suggestions on how to recognize and compensate for diminishing skills so that our seniors may remain on the roadways as safe drivers.
Adults with Aging Parent Drivers: This presentation was designed for family members, caregivers and loved-ones of senior drivers. This 1-hour presentation was developed to help members of the baby-boomer generation when they become concerned about a loved-one's ability to drive safely as a result of the natural aging process.
In this presentation, we provide a roadmap to help families address the issue with tact, compassion, and empathy, so that the older driver's dignity and independence is never unnecessarily jeopardized.
Bringing a Peaceful Resolve to Complex & Sensitive Senior Driving Issues: This program will provide you with the ability to identify areas of concern involving older drivers, and will assist in the development of attainable lifestyle changes for the older driver that will help keep him or her safe.
You will be presented with early intervention tools that will assist you in identifying signs of decline in the senior driver as well as methods to intercede or to provide direction to concerned family members, all with minimal deterioration to the individual’s self-worth and personal independence.
The Beyond Driving with Dignity (BDD) training and certification program has been designed to arm certain professionals with tools necessary to help older drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills.
Our training and certification program supplements your current professional skills and life experiences with a very pro-active, targeted program that will help older drivers and their loved ones work through what can be a very complex, sensitive and emotional transition.
The Beyond Driving with Dignity program is not built around the premeditated goal of “taking the keys away” from an older driver. Rather, the program is designed to help the older driver and concerned family members make appropriate decisions on the future of the individual’s safe driving career. It is true that in certain circumstances, this may involve assisting the older driver in making a smooth and permanent transition from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat.
We currently have Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals in the United States and Canada, but the need still exists for many, many more!
Keeping Us Safe has dedicated itself to improving the mortality rate of older drivers and drivers with certain disabilities. We will accomplish this by working one-on-one with the older driver, and by developing and delivering education programs to older drivers and their families, geriatric professionals, and the public in general. We will further enhance our service to others by forming meaningful and beneficial partnerships with members of the medical, geriatric, criminal justice and highway safety communities.
Our Mission Statement
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about our training and certification program.
Driving Under the Influence of Dementia: This continuing education program has been developed specifically for the law enforcement community (dispatchers, patrol officers, community resource officers, etc.).
Topics for this presentation include: the role dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease plays on the older driver, as an officer, what can I do with the driver I have come across that should not be driving?, exactly what happens after an officer submits a “Request for Re-Evaluation” form to the BMV?, as a dispatcher or community resource officer, what resources are available to families in our community that are concerned about an older driver’s safe driving abilities?, and, as an agency, how can we minimize our liability as it relates to age-related driver contacts?
The success of our programs can be directly attributed to the dedication, compassion and commitment of our Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals.
Our self-assessment program for older drivers provides families with the missing link between their desire to bring this issue to a peaceful resolution, and their ability to actually do so.
Our Certified "Beyond Driving with Dignity" Professionals determine the success of the company; they are working with the older drivers and their families on a daily basis.
One way we help the older driver maintain his or her dignity is to use terms like "driving retirement" and "making a smooth transition from the driver's seat to the passenger seat", as opposed to more aggressive terms like "taking away the keys" or "revoking your driving privileges".
At Keeping Us Safe, we are individual family members from across America and Canada, helping individual families.... across America and Canada.
“To the world you might be one person. To one person…you might be the world”
Providing practical, real-life solutions
to older drivers and their families