The US Census Bureau has determined that by 2030, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older; amounting to more than 65 million drivers considered elderly. In Florida, we already know there is no shortage of older drivers sharing the road. The elderly may find current automobile technology confounding and may simply not be aware of the proper way to situate oneself to be as safe as possible behind the wheel.
Old age invariably leads to diminished vision, depth perception, strength and reflexes. This was the impetus behind a joint effort between the American Automobile Association (AAA), AARP, American Society on Aging and the American Occupational Therapy Association to create a program called CarFit (car-fit.org).