Senior Driver Tips

Older people are notoriously safe drivers and those older than 55 are far less likely to drive aggressively or too fast, which is why most insurance companies offer discounts to those drivers.

Unfortunately, as people age, their faculties begin to decline and there are things that you should know to protect yourself.

Older drivers may be on prescription drugs which might impair their reaction time. In addition, their reflexes slow, this also impairs reaction time. Their hearing and vision weaken so they require more light to see and are sensitive to glare. In addition, their peripheral vision also narrows so they have a harder time seeing things around them.

If you are having difficulties driving at night or in adverse conditions, it is best to avoid driving and creating a dangerous situation for you and others. It's also wise to take defensive driving classes for seniors, which may lower your insurance premium in addition to the usual senior discount.