Safety on the road is an important issue for all drivers, but even more so for aged drivers. The fact is that the aging process will have an effect on your ability to drive safely. The following are some things that an aging driver must consider:
It is a well known fact that the reflexes often slow down as you age. When driving, it is important to stay focused on your driving. Keeping a good distance from the vehicles in front of you will provide you with extra time to react should you need it.The whole story can be found at http://bikesquawk.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/being-right-is-no-compensation-for-being-in-hospital/
You may also find that your body is not giving you enough turning mobility in your vehicle. In this situation, you may need to add pillow support to your seat or adjust your mirrors differently to make sure that you can see both in front of your vehicle and behind. Extra mirrors can also be added to the vehicle, if necessary.
As you age, you may also find that you are not able to do the things you used to, including changing a tire. Keeping your car in top notch condition and carrying a cell phone at all times is very important, as a breakdown on the side of the road could be very risky.