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For many of us, driving is a major aspect of maintaining our independence as we age. By reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practices, you may be able to continue driving safely long into your senior years.What are the dangers of being a drowsy driver?
Drowsy driving puts everyone on the road at risk. Losing two hours of sleep has the same effect on driving as having three beers, and tired drivers are three times more likely to be in a car crash if they are fatigued. The National Sleep Foundation offers this advice:How do people change their driving habits as they get older?
Many of us voluntarily begin to make changes in our driving practices as we get older by: Driving only during daylight hours if seeing well at night is a problem. Staying off freeways and highways to avoid fast-moving traffic. Not driving in bad weather (rain, thunderstorms, snow, hail, ice).How many lives are killed by driver distracted driving each year?
Driver distraction takes more than 3,400 lives a year on U.S. roads—and requires urgent action. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began rolling out driver-distraction guidelines in 2012.