People of every age could benefit from increased focus on safety behind the wheel. Older adults face a special set of challenges when it comes to operating a vehicle, whether it’s on the highway or on busy city streets. Changes to vision, hearing, reflexes and cognitive health mean seniors may need to make changes to their driving habits and their car in order to drive safely.
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More Information About Senior Driving Safety
Read more about driver safety in AgeWise King County, including Aging Parents and Driving: When It’s Time to Retire the Keys (February 2016), How to Avoid Distracted Driving (May 2015), and Honk If You Hear Me! Three Tips on Hearing and Driving (May 2014).
Visit AAA’s Senior Driving webpage to find information on evaluating and improving your driving ability, choosing a car that is safest for your needs, and adding features that can make your car even safer.
The AARP offers information and resources for senior drivers and caregivers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) features extensive information and resources for older drivers, caregivers and agencies serving seniors.
The American Occupational Therapy Association has information about driver rehabilitation specialists, professionals who can evaluate a senior’s driving ability, train them in safer driving practices, suggest modifications to the car, and help them access alternative transportation.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Today’s technologies can be very helpful when it comes to navigating and improving visibility—but they also can add a new layer of danger when they cause us to take our eyes or minds off the road.
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