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Stockton Senior Driving Tips

Stockton Car Accident Lawyer Discusses Senior Driving

Stockton Senior Driving Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, nearly 36 million individuals 65 and older across the nation still had their driver’s license. While driving allows these folks to maintain their independence, they run the risk of injury or even death in an accident due to their age. During 2012, more than 214,000 seniors were hurt in accidents while 5,560 others lost their lives. The following Stockton senior driving tips can help keep an elderly family member or friend safe when behind the wheel.

Elk Grove Accident Lawyer discusses aging drivers
Elk Grove Auto Accident Lawyer discusses aging drivers

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Accident Lawyer. A common question that I get asked is, “how old is too old too drive?” Sadly, there are no hard and fast rules or magic numbers that apply. My firsthand experience with an aging driver was with my aging uncle.

He had had several tickets the prior year and I decided to ride with him a bit.  After a few mind boggling rides with him, I soon realized it was no longer safe for him to drive. Not only because of his age and failing eye sight, but also because he seemed very unsure of his surroundings.