Senior drivers should consider many factors before getting behind the wheel. For most people, age comes with an inevitable decline in eyesight and motor skills. The points below are subject to each individual and may not be universally applicable, but are important considerations for any senior driver.
Evaluate the following by sitting in the car without the motor running:
Regardless of age, all drivers must be able to see clearly, possess working peripheral vision, and make quick judgments regarding distance. Vision impairment is the number-one reason why driver’s licenses are revoked.
As with vision, your hearing should be as acute as possible when behind the wheel. Important information and signals like sirens, horns and children’s voices are impossible to hear if music is loud, windows are up and hearing is poor.
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