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December 1-7 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

December 1-7 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in Florida.

Florida leads the nation with over 17 percent of our population 65 years and older. Our sunny warm climate makes Florida an ideal retirement destination.

Tips for helping aging drivers:

  • drive when visibility is greatest and traffic is lightest
  • minimize left-hand turns
  • have your vision and hearing tested annually
  • heed warning labels on medications (even prescription drugs can impair driving and judgment)
  • be proactive…consider attending a CarFit event and taking a senior driver course

Help keep our older adults safe and mobile by helping them access available resources. Visit www.SafeAndMobileSeniors.org today for more information and resources.

Published on: December 2, 2013