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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their upcoming efforts to encourage senior driving safety across the state. According to the CHP, seniors are the fastest-growing segment of drivers. Current projections suggest that a quarter of all drivers will be over the age of 65 in 2025. To help improve senior driver safety in California, the CHP has implemented the Age Well, Drive Smart program. This program provides senior drivers and their family members with important resources and tools the help remain safe on California roadways.

Age-Related Changes Behind The Wheel

Just because a driver is getting older doesn’t mean that it’s time to “take away the keys.” Senior drivers have a wide variety of skills and abilities behind the wheel. No two people are experiencing the exact same amount of age-related deterioration of vision, reflexes, hearing and cognitive function. It’s important for senior drivers to have their driving skills and health and age-related changes evaluated on a regular basis, to make sure they’re still safe behind the wheel. The CHP is quick to point out that driving experience, one of the most critical assets behind the wheel, does not deteriorate with age.

Age Well, Drive Smart

The Age Well, Drive Smart program offers a free two-hour class for senior drivers. In the Age Well, Drive Smart class, senior drivers will learn the tools to driving safer and driving longer. This class is a great way for seniors to educate and empower themselves for safe driving. Additionally, they will also be able to evaluate their own driving abilities and improve their driving skills in an educational and informative environment. Contact your local CHP office to find out when the next free class is in your area.

Car Accidents Involving Senior Drivers in San Diego

After any kind of car accident, no matter what the driver’s age, it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer about your case. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a senior driver in San Diego or in any of the surrounding Central Coast communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.

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