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Taking Precautions as an Older Driver

As we become older our ability to drive changes. However, this does not mean we automatically have to stop driving. By learning about safe driving practices many elders can continue driving well into their older years.

It is true that older people are more likely to get into accidents and those over 70 more likely to be involved in fatal accidents. In addition, elders are more likely to be cited for traffic violations. This is due to the fact that as we get older our vision and hearing decrease and our motor reflexes become slower. We may also have problems with concentration and conditions such as arthritis may cause problems with steering and braking.

It is very important that you undergo regular medical checks up to ensure you are wearing the right eye glasses and that you check your hearing to see if you need to wear hearing aids while driving. You should also check with your doctor if any medications you might be taking could interfere with driving and ensure that you have sufficient sleep before driving to enable you to concentrate better.

If you, or a loved one, have been seriously injured or killed in an auto or motorcycle accident, the Boulder City accident attorneys of Jolley Urga Woodbury & Little can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Please call us at (702) 699-7500 or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation and learn more about your legal rights.