Studies have shown that our driving abilities decline with age, and for those with cognitive issues such as dementia, it can be even worse.
Standardized Road Test Results Differ from Older Adults’ Natural Driving — National (12/05/2012)Source: News
Old and on the Road: Can We Train Elderly Drivers To Be Safer? — National (02/13/2012)Source: Association
This post reports that University of Massachusetts psychological scientist, Alexander Pollatsek found in his research of older drivers that many of their mistakes behind the wheel come from old driving habits.
Identifying and Remediating Failures of Selective Attention in Older Drivers — National (02/02/2012)Source: Association
Older drivers are primarily overinvolved in crashes at intersections, and failure to attend to regions that contain relevant information about potential hazards is a major contributor to this problem.
Conversations About Senior Driving — National (01/11/2012)Source: Association
Liberty Mutual created a video to discuss seniors driving and having conversations about the topic.