Help keep seniors safe on Ohio roads
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:26:59 GMT —
Senior Helpers is asking for your help to keep the roadways safe.The in-home senior care company is raising awareness throughout April in honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
By 2030, more than 70 million Americans will be 65 or older and at least 90 percent of them will be licensed to drive.
Keep your loved one safe with The Senior Helpers Driving Checklist:
Check medications - They can impair driving by making seniors drowsier or more distracted than usual.
-Have eyes checked - Eyes change with age.
-Be aware of sleep issues â?? Being drowsy leads to slower reaction times.
-Reflex and awareness - This can be especially risky if getting behind the wheel of a car.
-Check vehicle for signs of damage-- Could indicate a prior accident and their ability to drive.