UMass HPL driving study for 70-85 year olds

The Arbella Insurance Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is looking for healthy, independently living licensed older drivers 70-85 years old to participate in older driver training research study.

To participate:  Participants should be senior drivers willing to participate in two to three sessions with researchers for assessment and training.  Participants should meet the following criteria:

  • Generally healthy and living at home
  • 70 to 85 years of age
  • Willing to participate in 2 sessions each lasting 60 to 90 minutes
  • Currently still driving and drive at least 1,000 miles per year
  • Must have been driving for last 10 years at a minimum
  • No medical or state-imposed restrictions on driving

Participants who complete the entire study will be compensated $75 and will receive training and field drive assessments as part of the research.  Participants will receive partial compensation of $25 if they discontinue the study during the first session and the full $75 if terminating during the second session.

If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact Tracy Zafian, HPL Lab Manager, at 413-545-3393, or send an email directly to

For more information about the lab and its research, please visit the lab’s web site ( or contact the lab at 545-3393 or

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