5 Driving Tips For Seniors to Stay Safe on the Road

It’s important for people of all ages to stay safe on the road.  However, people who have reached retirement age  may find themselves more in danger than other age groups.  Because their reaction time and awareness may not be as sharp as it once was in their younger years, it’s more important than ever to drive as safely as possible.  Here are some of the best tips for getting to where you need to go safely.

Stay Aware of Medication Reactions


As we age, we may find ourselves needing to take certain medications.  It’s important that you know how any medications you’re taking can affect your ability to drive.  Certain drug combinations can result in dangerous side effects and as such are not recommended to be taken before operating a vehicle.  Always have a clear understanding of how your medications may affect your ability to safely drive.


Check Your Eyes


One of the first things on your body that starts to degrade as you get older is your eyes.  It’s important that you get your eyes checked to ensure that you stay on top of any issues that could become a problem.  In many cases, it may be a simple fix.  An eye doctor may recommend special lenses or even surgery.  Whatever the case, it’s important that you’re aware of any vision problems that could affect your awareness behind the wheel.


Check Your Hearing


Equally as important as your eyes are your ears.  Make sure that you know your hearing levels so that you reduce your chances of getting into trouble while driving.  It’s critical that you can hear oncoming cars, ambulances, or whatever else you might come across on the road.


As an older person, you should get your hearing checked at least once every two years to ensure that you stay aware of your hearing levels.


Know How to Drive in All Conditions


It’s critical that you have a clear understanding of how to drive in any number of conditions.  Whether at night, in the rain, or snow, it’s essential that you know how to drive in a wide variety of situations so that you stay safe. 


If you’re not sure how to drive in snow or control your vehicle if it starts to fishtail, then you should consider taking a driving course to refresh your skills.  It certainly can’t hurt!


Avoid Distractions


In today’s day and age, there is no shortage of distractions around us.  From cell phones to tablets, to smartwatches, technology can make our lives easier, but also can put us at risk of losing focus on the road.  Make sure that you’re totally focused while driving and eliminate distractions that could put you in danger while operating a vehicle. 

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