Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers

Another special situation is older drivers. We all hope to live a long time and it’s great that our health care system is enabling more and more people to live into their eighties and nineties, and even longer. It’s also great that they have cars to maintain their independence and go where they need to.

But as we advance in age, our faculties decline. Every year we’re not able to see or hear quite as well as we used to. Many senior citizens aren’t aware how much of their hearing and sight they’ve lost because it’s so gradual. To compound these safety problems, our reaction time is severely diminished as we get older. It’s an unfortunate, but all important, fact of life that many senior citizens keep their drivers’ licenses and continue to operate motor vehicles long past the point where they should safely do so. This is something that everyone on the road should be aware of.

SHORTCUTS TO CAR SAFETY ARTICLES:

Car Safety And Long Distance Driving
Car Safety And Nighttime Driving
Car Safety And Responsibility For An Accident
Car Safety And Transporting Infants And Children
Car Safety Tips And Highway Driving
Car Safety Tips: Don’t Drink and Drive
Car Safety: Avoiding Drunk Drivers
Car Safety: Distracted Driving Statistics
Car Safety: The Distractions Faced
Car Safety: The Results of Distracted Driving
Music Guidelines to Remain Focused On Driving
Grooming in the Car
Eating and Drinking in the Car
The Distraction of Cell Phones
Car Safety: Defensive Driving
Special Concerns While Driving: Older Drivers
Car Safety: Tailgating
Car Safety: Lane Changing Etiquette
Car Safety: Running Red Lights
Car Safety: Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Car Safety: Road Rage
Be Wary of Playing “The Good Samaritan”
Car Safety: Weather Concerns
Flooding and Snow Concerns While Driving
Practice Safe Driving Habits
Miscellaneous Car Safety Tips