Most older drivers are good drivers, but the physical changes associated with aging can ultimately affect your ability to drive safely. As you get older, you begin to experience changes in vision, reflexes, flexibility and hearing. These changes can start to become more pronounced after the age of 50.
To cope with these changes, you can adjust your driving habits by:
- recognizing your limitations
- recognizing unsafe driving practices
- being aware of actions you can take to make your driving safer
While aging does impose physical limitations, age is not the sole indicator of driving ability. You will not lose your licence due to age, but it must be noted that driving is a privilege, not a right. Your safety, as well as the safety of others on the road, is our first concern.
There are a number of resources available to help you drive safely for as long as possible:
- Mature Driver's Refresher Course
- Driver Assessment Program in Regina
- Driver Evaluation Program in Saskatoon
- CANdrive website
- GrandDriver program
For more information about driving safely, refer to The Mature Driver guide.