Older drivers are facing problems on the road, and Florida is taking innovative solutions to address these problems, reports NPR.
As baby boomers advance through their 60s, the likely consequences on America’s roads are not good. Older drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents.
Based on their amount of travel, older drivers are twice as involved in fatal crashes then younger drivers.
A key problem for older drivers appears to be the left-hand turn. The left-hand turn is considered one of the more difficult driving challenges–trying to keep track of the vehicles coming at you, trying to gauge their speed, trying to be conscious that there are vehicles behind.
If you are an elderly driver in Florida, you can reduce the price of your car insurance by taking a course and watching training videos.
Florida is taking a lead in designing its roads differently to improve safety. One of these improvements is clearer and brighter road signs.