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Driving safely as a New Yorker over 75

The ability to drive in New York ensures our independence. It means that we can visit family, get groceries and attend appointments with ease. But driving can also be dangerous, and those over the age of 75 are at a higher risk of a car crash than the population as a whole. That's why, as a driver over 75, it is important to stay up to date on the things that you can do to ensure safe driving.

Be informed about the side effects of your medication

Over 66 percent of drivers over the age of 65 take more than 5 prescription medications every day. Therefore, it is important to check with your doctor and be informed of the side effects of each medication, and any interactions that they may have. Some medications can make you drowsy and should not be taken in the hours before you drive.

Find out about adaptive equipment

There are many technologies on the market that can help drivers with physical challenges to keep their independence and still drive safely. This equipment can include hand controls, low-effort steering, and extra or extended mirrors.

Exercise safe driving practices

Staying safe on the road involves staying alert to changes in your abilities. You should have vision tests regularly, speak to your doctors about driving and get their recommendations, and avoid distractions such as listening to the radio in the car.

If you have concerns about road safety as a person over 75, it is a good idea to get a second opinion on your driving ability.

Source:, "Safe driving tips for older New Yorkers," accessed Dec. 01, 2017

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