Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Senior Driving

Each day since January 1, 2011, more than 10,000 Americans have turned 65.  That's an amazing number and the trend will continue for the next 20 years as baby boomers continue to age.

Seniors in this age range typically have a half-century of driving experience under their belts -- yet while they've experienced countless situations on the road, there are new high-risk situations that may lie ahead.

Aging effects people so gradually, they often don't realize how their capabilities may have changed over time.  To keep senior drivers safe behind the wheel, AAA has developed an improved Senior Driving website, complete with safety tips, helpful videos, educational slide shows and many more helpful resources.  The site's redesign has rendered it more user friendly, and its fresh content will help seniors objectively assess their driving abilities.

Just because someone is 65, 75, or even 85 years old doesn't mean their ability to drive safely has been compromised.  In fact, research has shown that senior are crashing less often than they did just a decade ago.

For more information and tips about senior driving, please visit

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