Senior Driving Tips

Senior Driving Tips

Senior Driving Tips

steering wheelEveryone ages, but growing older doesn't have to mean giving up an active life.

Here are some suggestions about how to cope as an active senior driver:

Vision:

We know that our eyes change with age

  • Get regular eye exams
  • Limit driving to daytime hours if you have trouble with night vision
  • Turn your head to the left and right frequently to compensate for a loss of peripheral vision
  • Keep headlights, windshield and mirrors clean
  • Consider installing a larger rearview mirror to increase your range of visibility

Alertness:

We know that we react more slowly as we age

  • Leave more room in front of the car
  • Eliminate distractions such as a loud radio
  • Plan your route ahead of time
  • Use side roads if the freeway feels too fast-moving
  • Check to see if your medications can cause drowsiness