More than 160 drivers aged 65 and older participated in a recent ROAD Program survey to identify the challenges they face on Colorado's roadways. Below are the top three concerns:
According to experts, as we age, our pupils decrease in size and don't dilate as dramatically in darker conditions, making it more difficult to see clearly at night. By about age 60, the human eye requires three times more light to see than at age 20 .
Here are some tips to make driving at night safer:
Changes in roadways, construction and feelings of unfamiliarity as the metro area grows cause many drivers to feel more comfortable staying within their own neighborhoods.
Here are some tips to help build confidence when driving outside of your neighborhood:
According to AARP's Smart Driver program, one-third of all fatal crashes involving older drivers occur at intersections. Many older drivers prefer going to the next intersection and making right turns to reach their destination.
Here are some tips for making left turns at intersections: