People age at different rates. We can’t say that someone should stop driving because they reach a particular age – 70, 80, even 90. The ability to drive is based on both physical ability and mental acuity. When looking at driving and aging, it is important to consider the specific changes that could impact an individual’s ability to drive safely.
We may experience physical and cognitive changes with aging, but many resources are available to help us drive safer longer, including driving assessment and training, CarFit events to improve comfort while driving, vehicle technology, and vehicle adaptations.