Older drivers

The playing field on which we drive is not equal. Drivers are of all ages.
Experience, skill level and physical and mental conditions are just as varied.
It is all too easy to assume just the opposite – that we all share similar vision,
hearing, reflexes, ability to process information, etc. We can’t. To assume otherwise
is dangerous. Older drivers – those 65 and older, are characterized by the following:
(courtesy of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets – AASHTO)
*slower information processing
*slower reaction times
*slower decision making
*visual deterioration
*hearing deterioration
*decline in ability to judge time, speed and distance
*limited depth perception
*limited physical mobility
*side effects from prescription drugs