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Category: traffic rules and safety

Older Licensed Drivers

According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there were 3,716,131 licensed drivers over the age of 85 in 2015. FHWA data does not have an age category for 90+, only 85 and up. The FHWA chart can be found here: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/statistics/2015/pdf/dl22.pdf


Gaining confidence

Taking a driver improvement course could be very helpful. These courses cover topics including up-to-date rules and regulations related to driving, safety tips, and strategies for driving in difficult situations, such as poor weather and heavy traffic.


Car seat in new vehicle

No, a rear-facing child-safety seat should never be placed in front of an active frontal airbag, which if deployed could cause serious injury or even death.


Car seat for grandchild

Children are ready for the vehicle safety belt when they are 4’9” – usually between 8 to 12 years of age


Backing

First assess the space around your vehicle before entering it, to see how much room you have. Then, when you’re in the vehicle and start backing, turn the top of steering wheel in the direction you want the vehicle to go to help position your vehicle correctly.


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