The Senior Driver: Tips to Be Safer on the Road
Promoting positive aging begins with understanding a senior’s daily life. If a senior is still living independently, chances are that he or she drives a car on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the risk for getting into a car accident as a senior driver is higher than other age groups. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drivers aged 65 and up accounted for nearly 12.5% of the drivers who were involved in fatal crashes in the U.S. last year. If you are a caregiver or senior driver, it is important to recognize how aging affects motor skills and how seniors can drive more safely.