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Elderly Safety & Abuse Prevention

Elderly Drivers

As we age our reflexes and reaction speeds decrease. This results in driving a vehicle to be more difficult than it was at a younger age. According to the CDC, in 2009, there were 33 million licensed drivers ages 65 and older in the United States.1 Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. But the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you age. An average of 500 older adults is injured every day in vehicle crashes.

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What can you do to stay safe:

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