Things to Watch Out For
Nervousness while driving
Has your confidence in your driving diminished so that you feel nervous and uncertain when you get in the car?
More tickets or warnings
Have you been issued more tickets or warnings in the recent past for offenses such as driving the wrong way on a one-way street, running a red light, or failing to yield the right of way?
Have you been involved in “fender-benders” or more serious auto accidents in the recent past? Do you notice more dents or scratches in your car? Have you had more-frequent close calls where you were almost involved in an accident?
Reaction of others
Are friends or family members more reluctant to ride with you than they used to be? Do other drivers frequently honk at you?
Getting lost or confused
Do you get lost more frequently, even in familiar places? Do you have a hard time staying in the proper lane? Are you exhausted or upset when come home from driving somewhere?
Getting Older Doesn’t Mean You Have to Give Up the Keys
You can however, actively work to make yourself a safer, more confident driver.
Why take a Driver Safety Course?
Because driving has changed since you first got your license, and doing so could save you money.
by: AARP Driver Safety, from: AARP Updated January 1, 2012
Learn how to refresh your driving skills, save money, volunteer and find useful information and guidance about getting around at:
Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day.
Some drivers age 50+ have never looked back since they got their first driver’s licenses, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills.
By taking a driver safety course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.
You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
Are you a safe driver? You can take quick on-line quizzes to test your skills.
The AAA web site has numerous tools:
- Evaluate Your Driving Ability with a Self-Rating Tool, Interactive Driving Evaluation or Professional Assessment
- Understanding Mind & Body Changes
- Improving Your Driving Skills
- Maintain Mobility & Independence
- Tools & Additional Resources
- Resources for Family & Friends
Missouri Department of Revenue
Provides a Driver Condition Form for physicians and family members to complete if they feel someone is no longer safe to drive.
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