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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 3–7

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 3, 2018

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 3–7, highlights resources to help older adults take steps to stay safer on roads.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains that driving helps older adults—persons 65 and older—stay mobile and independent. However, as we age, declines in vision and cognition (ability to reason and remember), and physical changes might affect driving. Certain medical problems such as heart disease, dementia, sleep disorders, and limited hearing and vision place older adults at an increased risk of car crashes. For more information from the CDC and links to related resources from AAA, AARP, NHTSA, and NIH, click here.

Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration’s website Safety for Older & Medically At-Risk Drivers is a resource for additional information, including a Resource Guide for Aging Drivers.Neil 

Release ID: 18-216
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger, MC Public Information Office 240-777-6507