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Seniors and Car Safety

Ever wonder as you grow older, what car you should choose for safety, one that is easy to drive,  safe, and has the technology to help avoid common mistakes that lead to accidents.  In a recent issue of Aging IQ, experts suggest tips for ensuring your safety behind the wheel.

  • Avoid driving in adverse weather conditions
  • Avoid driving at night or at dusk if you have trouble seeing at those times
  • Choose straightforward routes on which you feel comfortable
  • Leave adequate space between your car and the car in front of you
  • Consider driving in the slower-speed right-hand lane on highways 

**Considering a new car? **

These features will help with mobility, vision problems, and cognitive issues:

  • Keyless, remote, or push-button entry and ignition
  • Large digital dashboard display
  • Parking aids: Rearview and 360 degree view around the car
  • All-wheel drive
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning
  • Navigation system
  • Adaptive headlamps and auto-dimming mirrors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic braking systems

Choosing the right car for a senior is a personal decision based on their unique needs and preferences.

Source: Aging IQ