The California Freeway Patrol and the American Occupational Remedy Affiliation are collectively recognizing this week as Older Driver Security Consciousness Week.
The CHP reminds probably the most skilled drivers on California’s roadways that officers are right here to assist hold them secure behind the wheel.
In line with the American Occupational Remedy Affiliation: “All of us expertise bodily and psychological modifications as we grow old, despite the fact that they might be so gradual we barely discover them. But widespread modifications like slower response time, night time blindness, and ache and stiffness can have an enormous impact on our driving expertise.”
Final yr, there have been greater than 3,500 deadly crashes in California. Preliminary information from the CHP’s Statewide Built-in Visitors Data System signifies drivers aged 65 and older have been concerned in additional than 13% of the deadly crashes in California in 2020.
“Selections about a person’s capability to drive ought to by no means be primarily based on age alone,” CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray stated. “Since driving is a posh process that requires vital expertise, self-evaluation of these expertise is the important thing to remaining a secure driver so long as doable.”
The CHP presents a free, two-hour Age Nicely, Drive Good course, which is designed to assist California’s seniors drive safely for so long as doable. By means of this program, seniors can sharpen their driving expertise, refresh their information of the foundations of the highway, and discover ways to modify to typical age-related modifications.
For particulars, contact the Antelope Valley CHP workplace at 661-948-8541