When you drive, you use a lot of skills, often at the same time. Driving can be affected by the changes that come with aging. Medicines and physical changes (e.g., vision and medical problems) can increase your risk of a motor vehicle collision. Some older adults aren’t as strong (e.g., weaker bones) as when they were younger, which puts them at a higher risk of injury if in a collision.
Research has shown that older drivers are more likely to be hurt badly or die in motor vehicle collisions. To keep yourself and others safe, pay attention to your limits as you get older. Stay healthy by keeping active.
Think about how to use the
smart risk strategies below to lower your risk of getting hurt in a motor vehicle collision.
Current as of: February 20, 2018
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services
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