Tips for Senior Drivers
Here are some tips to keep your skills sharp and information on what to do should you choose to leave the driving to others.
Driving can be emotionally and physically demanding. Get medical check-ups as recommended by your physician to identify and manage health risks.
Driving also relies heavily upon your vision. Be sure to get regular eye exams to check for vision changes and wear glasses or contacts if required.
To keep you safer on the road, here are some maintenance tips to ensure your vehicle is in good working condition:
- Clean the outside and inside of the windshield regularly to improve visibility.
- Keep tires properly inflated for good steering and braking.
- Replace the wiper blades at least annually.
- Check monthly that headlights, brake lights and turn signal lights work.
- Have your vehicle serviced regularly to keep it running well.
In addition, having vehicle equipment like GPS, rear backup cameras, and oversized rearview mirrors may be helpful.
Did you know that as an experienced, senior driver, you could save up to 25% on your insurance premiums?
See our experienced driver discount page for more information.
Driving can be stressful. It can often be more relaxing to walk, use public transit, take a taxi or ride with family or friends.
As a senior, you can likely get some of your routine items, such as groceries or pharmaceuticals, delivered for free.
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