Master driver safety
Daniel Barron, autonet.ca
Organization offers tips for the elderly
The Canada Safety Council (CSC) is running its National Senior Safety Week from November 6 – 12, and is reminding mature drivers of how aging can affect driving by exposing numerous challenges.
The CSC says some of the main factors causing collisions involving older drivers are slow response times, not seeing things such as signs, other cars, or pedestrian, and interaction with other drivers. Beyond that, though, medication can exacerbate these issues. Since older drivers are more likely to be taking medications, the CSC says it’s important to know which ones may affect a person’s driving ability.
The aging process can bring forth challenges such as reduced vision (particularly at night), a decrease in depth perception, and health issues such as arthritis and rheumatism that can affect movement by slowing down responses and reflexes.
To read the full article: http://www.autonet.ca/auto-news/automotive-industry-news/2011/11/11/mature-driver-safety/