Tips to Ensure Safe Driving for Seniors

As we grow older, maintaining independence is important. Many older adults want to continue driving for as long as possible. But how can a person tell when it is no longer safe to drive? Everyone ages differently, so there is no arbitrary cutoff as to when someone should stop driving. However, older adults are more likely to receive traffic citations and get into accidents than younger drivers. In fact, fatal crash rates rise sharply after a driver has reached the age of 70. Telling elderly drivers that it may be time to stop driving can be one of the most difficult milestones for caregivers.