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CAA provides tools for driving seniors

As the hugely populated baby boomer generation ages, the CAA is giving seniors some important tools to help determine if it’s time to hang up their keys.

The company has launched a new website which contains important safety information, as well as a list of ways to tell if their driving skills are declining.

Some of the factors included in the list are having difficulty working the brake and gas pedals, and missing stop signs and other traffic signals.

The website also lists warning signs to tell if dementia is affecting a person’s driving such as forgetting how to locate familiar places and failing to observe traffic signs and signals.

The CAA’s Teresa Di Felice told 680News the website is for both seniors and their family members.

She said the tools can help with difficult issues like figuring out when is it time to scale back on driving or even just becoming aware of some of the issues aging drivers face.

“The fact that night driving is a little more difficult because as we age we need more light to see,” Di Felice explained. “There’s videos that provide information, helpful tools and tips.”

The website also includes a self driving assessment as well as information on what role doctor’s play, as they are regularly called upon to evaluate medical fitness to drive.

Click here for more information on CAA’s senior driving program.

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