ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – People over 65 make close to 90 percent of trips in a private vehicle according to AARP.
Today, the organization held a driver’s safety course for seniors at 125 Live.
While those over 65 are less likely to drink and drive and more likely to use their seatbelt, many suffer a decline in driving skills due to a decrease in vision, hearing and reaction time.
They are also more likely to be killed than younger drivers in crashes of similar severity.
Keeping fit and healthy as well as knowing the effects of medication on driving ability can allow seniors to be safe on the road while holding on to their independence.