Senior citizens often want to keep driving as they age. They’ve been doing it for 50 years or more, and they want the freedom and independence that come along with it.
Unfortunately, that does not mean it is safe. Did you know that senior citizens, since they are very susceptible to injury, are more likely to pass away in traffic accidents that younger drivers may have walked away from? On top of that, studies have shown that crash rates start rising for people who are 70 years old and older.
Telling a loved one it is time to stop driving can be a tough conversation. To know when it’s time, family members should look for the following warning signs:
The unfortunate reality is that senior citizens often cause accidents before giving up driving for good. Those who get hurt in these crashes need to know all of their legal options.
Source: After55.com, “When and Why Senior Citizens Should Quit or Curb Driving,” accessed April 20, 2018
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