Traffic statistics indicate that older adults overall are safe drivers with good driving records.
However, medical conditions, certain medications, and age-related physical changes can increase the risk of injury and crashes among older drivers.
There are around 44 million Americans ages 65 and older on our roads, and that they rank only behind young new drivers in crash rates.
Defensive driving techniques and the normal changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time associated with aging. The courses also provide practical techniques for adjusting to these changes to ensure the driver’s own safety and that of others on the road.
Participants learn about the current rules of the road and how to operate their vehicles more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.
- Maintaining proper following distance
- Minimizing the effect of dangerous blind spots
Limiting driver distractions such as eating, smoking, and cell phone use
- Properly using safety belts, airbags, and all car features
- Effects of medications on driving
- Maintaining physical flexibility
- Monitoring the driving skills and capabilities of yourself and others
There is a lot of very useful and informative information offered in our classes and it will apply whether you have been driving for years or you are a brand new driver!