AAA tools and resources can help senior drivers cut the risk of a collision by as much as 50 percent.
How many baby boomers turn 65 every day? Some 10,000—and that statistic will remain accurate for the next 18 years.
If you’re one of them, you likely benefit from having more than a half century of driving experience under your seat belt. But aging can also bring natural changes to eyesight and agility that occur so gradually you may not realize that your driving skills have declined.
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping older adults safe and on the go, AAA is overhauling the website at seniordriving.AAA.com with new content that launches March 1, 2012. The site provides expert advice and action-oriented tools in a variety of formats, from quizzes and videos to slide shows and even unique brain-fitness exercises that are proved to cut the risk of a traffic crash by as much as 50 percent. Here are a few of the tools and resources you’ll find on the site:
- AAA Roadwise Review Self-screening for abilities important to safe driving.
- CarFit and Smart Features for Mature Drivers Guides to comfort and safety behind the wheel.
- Mature Driver Safety Course An online course about changes caused by aging and ways a driver can compensate. Completing the course may qualify you for a three-year insurance discount.
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This article was first published in March 2012. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.