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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More Awareness Needed On How Age Affects Driving

The Canadian Automobile Association is launching a new tool on the web aimed at seniors and keeping them safe while driving, claiming too few of the elderly are aware.

The C-A-A maintains seniors should be aware of changes related to age that can affect their driving. 

By age 60, the average person needs three times as much light in order to see as they did at age 20. That has an impact on driving at night. C-A-A research has found half of seniors have adjusted their driving habits such as reducing how much they drive at night or cutting it out altogether.

47 per cent of us are worried about an aging family member when they're driving.