While everyone ages differently, and it is often said that 70 is the new 50, when looking at the new generation of aging adults, there are still age-related issues that may need to be considered, such as:
- Stiff joints including neck pain that may prevent you from turning your head properly to look both directions at intersections, or over your shoulder when changing lanes.
- Knee or ankle pain that may prevent you from moving your foot from the gas to the brake pedal as quickly as you should.
- Neck or shoulder pain may prevent you from having the flexibility necessary to turn the steering wheel efficiently.
- Impaired vision can be an issue in the day or night.
- Impaired hearing may prevent hearing warning signals.
- Reduced sensory perceptions when multiple events are occurring all at once, such as, cars turning onto highway or main thoroughfares from side streets, pedestrians crossing, cars making sudden turns, or stopping without warning in front of you, etc.
- Medications that may cause drowsiness or slow your reaction time.