drive forever but if we can drive safely for as long as possible this will
maintain our independence and quality of life.
Not being able to drive has consequences for the individual and the family. Individuals who
must stop driving may experience lower life satisfaction, poorer adjustment,
loneness and lower activity levels. Family and friends may also experience
anxiety and guilt about not being able to meet non-drivers transportation
As group senior drivers are relatively safe drivers, but when seniors are
involved in crashes, the situations and reasons are generally different from
those associated with crashes involving younger drivers.
A Few Helpful tips to increase your skills to continue to
Be Alert all the time and drive defensively.
Recognize the Hazard; Understand the Defence, Act in Time
Keep a three-second-safety cushion between you and the car in front of you.
Plan your trip to avoid driving at the busiest time of the day.
Be in driving mode all the time, look for the unexpected.
Give yourself plentyof time to make decisions
Look down the road far enough to get the big picture.
Aim High, See the whole scene, Keep your eyes moving.
Turn off radios to help you focus on your driving.
Driving is complicated and requires multiple decision-making.
How is your Eyesight?
Get annual eye checkups
Keep all windows, mirrors and headlights clean.
Turn on your headlights when it rains or road conditions are poor.
Wear the correct glasses for the conditions, sunglasses and prescription when driving in low
communicate and look.
Always use your indicators to tell other drivers what you
intend to do.
Check mirrors every second light pole or every 10
Check your blind spot every time the car moves move than
one metre right or left.
Check your mirror, Indicate, and Check your blind spot
before you change lanes.
Always look back when
Contact a professional driver trainer for a refresher
Ask family if they are worried about your
Visit your local doctor if you notice any changes to
vision, hearing and physical changes that may affect your