DRIVING IS MORE DANGEROUS FOR OLDER DRIVERS
Although relatively few deaths of older (over 55) drivers involve motor vehicles, they have higher rates of fatal crashes than all but the youngest drivers.
Why is that?
- Older drivers do not cope as well as younger ones with complex traffic situations and multiple-vehicle crashes at intersections increas markedly with age.
- Older people are more susceptible than younger ones to medical complications following motor vehicle crash injuries. This means they are more likely to die from their injuries.
ARE YOU A 55-PLUS DRIVER?
Would you like to check how well your personal vehicle "fits" you? The CarFit program was developed through collaboration among the American Society on Aging, AAA AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Trained specialists go through a 12-point checklist to see how well you and your car go together.
Call to get more information or make an appointment please call 239-252-0231