Common older driver errors
As motor skills and vision deteriorate with age, older drivers commonly make errors when:
- Making left turns.
- Driving at night.
- Merging into traffic, i.e., right of way.
- Changing lanes.
- Yielding to traffic.
- Following traffic signals.
- Driving impaired (prescription and over the counter medication).
The following graph illustrates some of the common errors made by older drivers.
Listed below are links to studies that investigate these common errors.
- Intersection Negotiation Problems of Older Drivers: Click here or visit NHTSA 's Web site http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/olddrive/oldvol1/vol1tablecontent.html#vol1table.
- Enhancement of Driving Performance Among Older Drivers: Click here or visit The AAA Foundation on Traffic Safety's Web site at http://www.aaafoundation.org.