State Offers a Handbook to Older Drivers to Keep Them Safe

Some state agencies are trying to make older people into safer drivers:

Drivers over the age of 55 are among the safest motorists on the road and are involved in fewer crashes. 

But except for teen drivers, they have the highest accident death rate per mile driven, because of age-related conditions like fragile bones or prescription medication use. 

Now, the DMV, Office for the Aging and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are using Older Driver Safety Awareness Week to offer safe driving tips for older motorists, and a handbook for families on what to do when it becomes unsafe for older people to continue driving. 

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