Jump to Content

How Older Drivers Can Steer Away From Crashes

/ Car Accident, Personal Injury /

How Older Drivers Can Steer Away From CrashesBUFFALO, N.Y. – As we age, we become more susceptible to injuries. Those over the age of 75 are more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries in a car crash than any other age group. But one study has found ways to improve their chances on the road.

According to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, educational programs targeted at older drivers have helped reduce the number of car crashes they’re involved in.

These safe driving courses honed-in on several high risk driving situations, including:

  • Driving at night
  • Driving in the rain
  • Driving in peak traffic hours
  • Driving on highways
  • Driving in school zones

Following the courses, researchers attached GPS devices in their cars to collect data on their driving behavior. The study found that the older drivers who took the safe driving program were more likely to regulate their driving patterns, and avoid the times and areas that were considered risky for their age.

Those who were subjected to the intervention also reported a strong willingness to change how they drive.

Researchers are now continuing their study to find out specifically how age impacts a person’s driving habits.

YOU’RE A SAFE DRIVER – OTHERS MAY NOT BE

One of the key issues study authors wanted to avoid was isolating seniors from their communities. Obviously, seniors may not be able to – or want to – completely avoid driving at night, or in the rain where eye sight and reaction times are critical skills for drivers to have.

The study points out that simply knowing how risky these driving situations are can significantly change a person’s driving behavior. Unfortunately, not everyone will be putting safety first when they’re behind the wheel at night.

Almost every car accident can be prevented with safe driving practices. When a negligent driver is distracted, speeding, or drunk, they can cause serious harm to themselves or others. The Buffalo car accident lawyers at Cellino & Barnes know just how prevalent these drivers can be.

In Erie County alone, more than 49,000 people received speeding tickets, and another 7,000 were cited for cell phone use, or texting while driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, our Buffalo car accident attorneys can help. We’ve obtained more than $2 billion for our clients, and all of our lawyers have trial experience, so you can be confident we will do whatever it takes to win your case.

When a car accident impacts your family, contact a Buffalo car accident attorney at Cellino & Barnes for a free case evaluation.

Cellino & Barnes 800-888-8888

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Thanks

I would like to thank your firm for representing our family on behalf of my late husband. This whole process was, at times, difficult for us and sometimes painful. But, we were always in good hands as Brian and Maria are two of the hardest working and sincerest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. They did a tremendous job.

Read more →

Recent Tweets

    Social Accounts

    Contact

    Office Locations

    Buffalo
    350 Main Street
    2500 Main Place Twr

    Buffalo, NY 14202

    (716) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Buffalo
    Grider Street Office
    451 Grider Street

    Buffalo, NY 14215

    (716) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Garden City
    600 Old County Rd
    Suite 412

    Garden City, NY 11530

    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Manhattan
    420 Lexington Ave
    21st Floor

    New York, NY 10170

    (800) 888-8888
    Maps & Directions

    Melville
    532 Broad Hollow Road
    Melville, NY 11747

    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Rochester
    16 W. Main Street
    Powers Building, Suite 600

    Rochester, NY 14614

    (585) 888-8888
    (800) 888-8888
    Map & Directions

    Contact

    Free Case Evaluation

    Fields marked with a * are required
    ↑ Top