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Steps older drivers can take to be safe on Georgia roads

Crashes are a daily occurrence on Georgia roads. A motor vehicle accident is a possibility every time a car pulls onto the road. While drivers of all ages could be involved in such an incident, there are certain demographics for which it is more likely. Older drivers are one of those demographics.

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, compared to other adult drivers, the rate of motor vehicle fatalities per vehicle mile travelled is much higher. In fact, in 2008 more drivers over the age of 64 died in crashes than another high risk demographic—teen drivers. In 2012, the most accidents involving drivers in that age range occurred during times generally deemed as “safe”—during the week and during the afternoon hours of noon and 3 p.m.

There are multiple things that older drivers can do to try to keep roads safe for all. The first is to attend driving classes, safety courses and have driving skills evaluated. Being clear about how aging impacts skills necessary for driving such as flexibility, strength, memory, vision and reaction time is important as is being aware of medications that could have an effect on one’s ability to drive.

In addition, Georgia has a program for older drivers called the Older Driver Safety Program. It works to keep drivers safe while at the same time keep them mobile.

Regardless of the age of a person who causes a car accident if they were negligent, that person may be held liable for their actions. Injured parties can file a personal injury lawsuit against him or her.

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