We’ve all heard stories about the dangers of elderly drivers. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent, but the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as people age. Not only can an unsafe driver kill or injure themselves while on the road, but they can also seriously endanger other drivers and pedestrians.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), older drivers are more likely than younger ones to be involved in car accidents. In fact, approximately 500 older Americans are injured every day in crashes. For these reasons, it is imperative for families to keep a close eye on their aging loved ones’ driving abilities and habits.
* What are some of the warning signs that show an elderly person may not be fit to drive?
* What are the ways you can go talk about the situation?
* Is there a certain age when elderly drivers begin to break down?
* What made you become an advocate for the senior community?