Studies have shown that drivers around the age of 65 are at a higher risk of being involved in a car accident. When the driver reaches the age of 75, the risk of an accident and fatality increases even more. Older drivers are more vulnerable to crash-related injury and death and three behavioral factors may contribute: poor judgment when making left-hand turns, reaction time, and drifting into traffic.
The number of older drivers on the road has increased and we would like to provide some safety tips:
- Have regular eye and medical exams to maintain driving abilities.
- Limit nighttime driving due to aging eyes becoming more sensitive to bright lights and glare
- Avoid stressful driving times, such as rush hour.
- Don’t drive in bad weather
Know When To Stop
If you’re uncomfortable in a driving situation, don’t go through with it. At first it may be challenging to adjust to life without a car and can feel like quite a shock. Don’t feel ashamed or worry that you are losing independence, for it takes a lot of courage to stop driving and put safety first.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident or motor vehicle collision, contact a Philadelphia car accident lawyer at The Heslin Law Firm. We will help you recover expenses such as lost wages, unpaid medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Call 215-332-0300 for a free consultation.