Copperas Cove, TX 76522, US

(254) 290-3333

Functional Stability and Mobility, LLC

driving evaluation, Training, and driving retirement

driving evaluation, Training, and driving retirement

driving evaluation, Training, and driving retirement driving evaluation, Training, and driving retirement

Effects of aging on senior driving

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Why is it important?

  • Drivers over 70 have a higher risk of being involved in an accident
  • Medication and reduced physical function increase risk of accidents and injury
  • Fatality rate  increase because of fragility increases around ages 60-65
  • Drivers 85+ have the highest fatality rates per mile
  • More than 90% of crashes are preventable

Senior driving: Warning Areas & What you should know.

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Cognition

  • Attention and alertness
  • Problem Solving
  • Memory
  • Way Finding Skills
  • Reactivity and Anticipation 

Vision

  • Depth perception 
  • Peripheral vision 
  • Visual spatial skills 
  • Contrast sensitivity  

Affects Motor Function

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Endurance
  • Reaction Time
  • Range of motion 

Client and family Education

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Warning Signs

  • Slow or poor decisions
  • Easily frustrated or confused
  • Frequently gets lost, even in familiar areas
  • Needs help or instructions from passengers, “copilot”
  • Easily distracted
  • Not anticipating potential dangerous situations
  • Confusion at Exits
  • Doesn’t observe signs, signals, or other traffic
  • Inappropriate driving speeds (too fast or too slow)
  • Poor road position, or wide turns
  • Accidents or near misses
  • Difficulty with parking (parking outside the lines, taking up multiple spaces)
  • Other drivers often honk horns
  • Ticketed moving violations or warnings

Family Education

  • Look at frequency and severity of signs
  • Look for changes in driving skills
  • Look for patterns
  • Avoid an alarming reaction
  • Track observations over time
  • Ask partner, family and friends

If you are concerned what should you do first?

How we can help

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