Am I still a safe driver?
Driving is a complex activity
requiring a variety of high-level
thinking skills as well as a certain
degree of physical strength, flexibility and coordination. As we age, we can experience decline in a number of areas that affect the ability to drive.
Things to watch for include:
» Reduced ability to quickly react
» Decreased vision capability
» Slower visual processing speed
It is important to take the responsibility of driving seriously and understand how changes in both mental and physical ability can affect driving. A person may be a great driver for many years until a medical condition or age related infirmity results in a loss of the ability to drive safely. This can happen at any age.