AAA: Most Older Drivers Practice Safe Driving Habits

May 01, 2013 -- 11:00am

The majority of older drivers practice safe driving habits, according to AAA.

AAA says nine out of 10 older drivers buckle up, and over a third have taken driver education courses to improve their skills. The findings of a survey by AAA, the AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association found that twice as many older women attended driver safety courses, even though older men drove 12 percent more often. The survey also found that just over half of drivers ages 65 and older drive every day.

AAA says the top four “fit” challenges for older drivers are improper distance between them and the steering wheel, safe and adequate views from the side mirrors, and improper seat and head restraint heights.

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