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Helping older adult drivers prevent accidents

Helping older adult drivers prevent accidents

Older adult drivers contribute many positive attributes to daily driving tasks. Their accumulated driving experience, ability to think critically, and aptitude for controlling impulses and managing their emotions gives them a distinct advantage over younger, inexperienced drivers. In addition, older adult drivers are more willing to wear seat belts, tend to drive when conditions are safe – such as during daytime hours and in good weather, and have a lower incidence of impaired driving due to alcohol consumption. However, the…

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