Florida is home to one of the highest percentages of residents ages 65 and older in the USA, but very few of them have through ahead to a time when they will no longer be able to drive a vehicle safely.
Many Older Floridians Have No Backup Plan After Hanging Up Their Keys — Florida (12/02/2011)Source: Association
Helping Eye Care Providers Better Assess Driving in Older Adults — National (08/23/2011)Source: Association
Drivers over age 65 are the fastest-growing segment of the driving population, and their eye care providers are playing an increasingly important role in assessing their ability to drive safely.
Driving Errors Increase with Age Among Older Drivers: Blind-spot Errors Most Common Mistake — National (06/22/2011)Source: Association
Even healthy adults with a safe driving record tend to make more driving errors as they age, including potentially dangerous mistakes, such as failing to check blind spots, according to a new study.
Elderly Drivers Support Competency Tests — National (05/28/2011)Source: Association
Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found that a majority support age-based competency tests.
Driving Simulators Help Older Adults Improve Their Road Skills — National (01/14/2011)Source: Association
Older drivers could benefit from training programs that put them behind the wheel -- in a driving simulator, with an observer who helps them develop their skills, according to a new article.