Risks for older people
Avoid accidents due to careless mistakes
As professionals, we have to be sure that elderly drivers are aware of their realistic capabilities, particularly with regard to sight, hearing, awareness and reflexes. We are the main supervisors of their road safety.
The possibility that elderly people with dementia continue driving is a growing concern. For more information about road safety tips visit Fundación MAPFRE.
Spain is undergoing an growing aging process with 20% of individuals aged 60 or older. For more information about road safety tips visit Fundación MAPFRE.
The visual function that enables to obtain information in the road or when crossing a street, decreases in nearly 25% of the population over 65 years.
The elderly have more probabilities of dying of traffic accidents. Traffic accidents of the elderly are the second cause of admissions to emergency rooms.
It is essential to evaluate the health of the older driver in order to establish with physician criteria the real possibility of driving. More details here.
The elderly person either driver or pedestrian takes a lower risk, knows his limitations and reduces his mobility to avoid the road risk. More details here.
Understanding the problems of elderly drivers will lead to the development of a reliable, valid assessment. For more details visit Fundación MAPFRE.
Not only elderly drivers but also elderly pedestrians are at a significant risk of accident, since cars get into all corners and intersections.