Senior Driving Tips

Everyone ages, but growing older doesn't have to mean giving up an active life.

Here are some suggestions about how to cope as an active senior driver:


We know that our eyes change with age

  • Get regular eye exams
  • Limit driving to daytime hours if you have trouble with night vision
  • Turn your head to the left and right frequently to compensate for a loss of peripheral vision
  • Keep headlights, windshield and mirrors clean
  • Consider installing a larger rearview mirror to increase your range of visibility


We know that we react more slowly as we age

  • Leave more room in front of the car
  • Eliminate distractions such as a loud radio
  • Plan your route ahead of time
  • Use side roads if the freeway feels too fast-moving
  • Check to see if your medications can cause drowsiness