How's your driving?
Safe Driving for Seniors
Safe driving tips
- Plan your route.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Drive during daylight hours if possible, especially if your vision at night is limited.
- Avoid driving in bad weather.
- Use familiar roads. Avoid heavily travelled roads and peak traffic periods if these conditions make you nervous.
- Stay alert. Be aware of pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles that share the road and be ready for unexpected actions.
- Pay attention to traffic signals, and other vehicles when approaching intersections.
- Leave enough distance between you and the vehicle ahead that will allow you to stop quickly if needed.
- Stay in your lane.
- Avoid medications that make you drowsy, and don't drive when you're tired, ill or under stress.
- Use alternatives to driving such as, public transit, car/van pool, volunteer driver programs, friends or family who drive, taxi, or walking.