Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 08, 2012
Although Americans are healthier and living longer than ever before, seniors are outliving their ability to drive safely by an average of 7 to 10 years. Most older drivers recognize and avoid situations where their limitations put them at risk. They drive less after dark, during rush hour or in bad weather, and avoid difficult roads such as highways and intersections.
Seniors are safe drivers compared to other age groups, since they often reduce risk of injury by wearing safety belts and observe speed limits. However, they are more likely to be injured or killed in traffic crashes due to age-related vulnerabilities, such as more fragile bones. Medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses also make it more difficult for older drivers to recover from any injuries.
The AAA senior driving site covers many important topics for older drivers and their families, including changes to the mind and body, maintaining mobility and independence, and ways to improve driving ability. Additionally, the site helps families of senior drivers evaluate and discuss these important topics, and helps seniors keep their keys longer.
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