Risk of Elderly Drivers

It’s common knowledge that Florida is the number one destination for retirees. However, did you know that the top three counties in Florida where elders age 60 and over reside include Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward County?  Because there are so many seniors living in these counties, they have had an effect on traffic conditions. Many elderly people do not want to give up their driver’s license, as they see it as their sense of freedom. However, research shows that drivers around age 65 have an increased risk of being in a car crash, and the numbers sharply increase for drivers after the age of 75.

Signs of Aging that Affect Driving Ability

Elderly drivers have an increased risk of being involved in a car accident due to the following:

Preventative Measures

It is critical that elderly drivers take necessary steps to help avoid potential accidents, including: