Senior citizens can make simple, inexpensive modifications to their cars to help them overcome aging-related visual and physical impairments that can increase their risk of an accident. Unfortunately, the majority of seniors are failing to make these changes, according to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
The study found that almost 90 percent of drivers 65 years old or older do not make modifications to their cars that could help keep them safe and allow them to drive for longer.
Senior drivers are more than twice as likely as younger drivers to die in a car crash. Seniors are also the fastest-growing segment of drivers – they are expected to make up more than 25 percent of all drivers by 2025, according to AAA.
Types of Vehicle Adjustments
For the study, AAA researchers surveyed older drivers to determine if they used vehicle adaptations that could improve safety, including:
Unfortunately, researchers discovered many seniors have not installed these helpful modifications on their cars, even though more than 70 percent of those surveyed for this study had health conditions that would benefit from assistance, including arthritis, joint pain, and hip or knee replacements.
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