Be Well

Flourish: Is your driving safe?

1/4/2023

Statistics show most people drive 7 to 10 years longer than they should.

Person driving

Here are things to look for while you're considering driving:

  • Close calls with other drivers occur
  • Getting lost even on roads you may know
  • Moving your foot between the gas and brake pedals get difficult, and you may have confusion between the two
  • Swerving or having difficulties staying in your lane
  • Loved ones are worried about you driving

If you choose to keep driving, consider some tips on how to stay safe:

  • Always wear a seatbelt and double-check your mirrors before driving
  • Avoid driving at night if you have vision problems
  • Keep your headlights on at all times and avoid roads you don't know
  • Leave lots of room between you and the vehicle in front of you
  • Avoid distractions such as the radio, using your phone, drinking, eating and conversing with passengers

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