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Alert at the Wheel

Some safety tips for aging drivers

As we age, our bodies and minds start to deteriorate, but often we don't notice the changes. That can be dangerous, particularly when driving.

With slower reflexes, diminished vision, loss of agility and even loss of patience, older people need to take precautions to stay safe on the road.

Government officials from New Brunswick, Canada, offer these safety tips:

  • get regular medical checkups;
  • if you wear glasses, make sure they are clean;
  • if headlight glare bothers you, consider non-reflective lenses;
  • wear your seatbelt, even for short drives.

And, of course, don't drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs that make you drowsy.

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