A driver’s eyesight is critical in preventing car crashes, because nearly all the sensory input you need to drive a car comes from visual cues. If your eyesight is diminished, so is your ability to drive safely. This is especially important to older drivers, but this can affect all drivers. In fact, a 40-year-old with the same … Read More
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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
For individuals with hearing loss, at least two vehicle modifications/additions could be helpful: 1) a turn signal alert for when the turn signal is accidentally left on (a modification) and 2) a siren alarm for alerting the driver to the sirens of nearby police and emergency vehicles (an addition). There may be funding opportunities available … Read More
You are one of many drivers who have trouble seeing at night. Simply avoiding nighttime driving can keep you safe and mobile, and these tips also can help. Your doctor cannot take your driver’s license – or your car keys, for that matter. Only state licensing authorities have the legal right to do so. Think … Read More
Be sure to stay focused on what’s most important – safety. Often, identifying any weaknesses in your driving skills and abilities can lead to simple actions you can take to improve, so you can return to confident, safe driving. Consider getting a comprehensive driving assessment by an occupational therapist or other driving specialist.