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What Are Some Preventative Steps Older Drivers Can Take To Be Safe Drivers?

What Elderly Drivers Do Right

First, let’s talk about what elderly drivers do RIGHT. Studies prove that older drivers are doing some things very well.

  • More senior citizens wear seat belts than any other group. The study revealed that 77% of senior citizens were wearing a seat belt in fatal car crashes, compared to 63% of younger adults.

  • Elderly drivers avoid unsafe weather or lighting conditions. Wisdom comes with age when it comes to know when to stay out of the rain and darkness. Senior citizens are less likely to drive when it’s dark or when it’s raining.

  • Elderly drivers are more sober than younger ones. Only 5% of elderly fatal crashes involved alcohol, while 25% of younger fatal crashes had high blood alcohol levels.

Safety Measures for Elderly Drivers

Broward County senior citizens should carefully examine their health and driving skills before getting behind the wheel. Below is a list of safety suggestions to prevent an elderly Florida fatal accident or injury.

  • Work Out! Did you know staying fit and strong will help you become a better driver? Exercise regularly and focus on balance and mobility as well.

  • Med Check. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your complete list of meds, including the over the counter ones, to examine the possible side effects that impair driving.

  • Yearly Eye Exam. Don’t put off having your routine eye exam; renew your vision prescription, and remember to wear your glasses when you drive!

Take time to review life safety measures for elderly drivers and loved ones. Call Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your South Florida car accident claim. Call: 954-677-0155.

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