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Driving as You Age

Aging effects everyone differently. After living for 40, 50, or 60 years, some people gradually lose sight or hearing, or you might have illnesses that require medication that can effect driving. Eventually, our reaction time decreases, and decision-making can be damaged. One day, you may be required by law to turn in your license if your body has significantly deteriorated. 

It is important to get your vision and hearing checked yearly, especially as you get older. Vision and hearing are key factors for driving.

Take good care of yourself as you get older so you can drive for a long time.

Driving Around Seniors

When you begin driving and you notice a senior citizen on the road, be courteous. Understand that they are facing different challenges as they age, and these same challenges will soon be faced by your grandparents, your parents and eventually you!

Show respect to senior drivers. Don’t tailgate, cut them off, or honk at them unnecessarily. Treat them the same way you would like to be treated.

And actually, that rule goes for any driver you meet on the road!