Big Safety Gains for Older Drivers

By Joan Lowy, Associated Press Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation’s aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they’ve been proved wrong. Today’s drivers age 70 and older are less likely to be involved in crashes than previous generations, and less likely to be killed or seriously injured if they do crash, according to a study released Feb. 20 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s because vehicles are getting …

Honk If You Hear Me! Hearing and Driving Webinar

Hear that ambulance? Or the motorcycle coming from behind? If you said, “sometimes, that’s not good enough. Hearing plays a critical role in safe driving and we’re here to help. Changes in hearing occur naturally with age, usually popping up around age 50. Thirty-three percent drivers over age 65 report some degree of hearing loss, according to Healthy Hearing. By adjusting your driving habits, and with help from some assistive technologies, you can stay safe on the road. Join me …

Spring into Safer Driving with these 8 Tips

Potholes and puddles and glare, oh my! As the seasons change, so do road conditions. While winter snow and ice generally prevail as far as challenging road conditions go, spring also presents a variety of challenges that can affect your travel. Stay safe on the road this spring by following these 8 driving tips from AARP Driver Safety: Spring showers bring May flowers—and wet driving conditions. Slow down on slick roads, and increase your following distance even when mist begins to …

Are You a SMART Driver?

If you’re like many drivers, it has probably been a few years since you first learned to drive and tested for your driver’s license. And yet cars, traffic rules, and the very roads we drive on are constantly changing. Be a S-M-A-R-T driver, and use these five tips from AARP Driver Safety to stay safe on today’s increasingly challenging roadways.

The Best Driver is an Aware Driver

Guest blogger Charles Jekofsky still has his first car—a 1964 Chevy Impala, as well as a 1938 Buick Century, a motorcycle, and a Class B camper. With eight years as a volunteer instructor for AARP Driver Safety and 51 courses behind him, he continues to marvel at new vehicle safety improvements. A few weeks ago, I heard about a massive crash resulting in the damage of more than 50 vehicles that occurred as a result of obscured visibility (luckily there …