Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner
A recent Johns Hopkins Health Alert summarized American Automobile Association’s (AAA) tips for older drivers. Faced with the declining vision, mobility, and concentration that frequently accompany aging, safe driving for older drivers becomes especially challenging. In addition, the variety of medications prescribed to address the myriad of age-related conditions frequently can cause drowsiness, dizziness or confusion, all of which are potentially dangerous when combined with driving a vehicle.
The following tips are offered by AAA for older drivers on how to stay safe drivers. We are reproducing the list in its entirety for our readers:
Not surprisingly, senior drivers are injured more easily than younger drivers. However, most people may not realize that they are not the most dangerous drivers on the road. According to AAA statistics:
The issue of how and when to determine whether someone has become too risky to safely drive has been the subject of frequent previous postings on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog:
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. The association recently named him “Trial Lawyer of the Year” (2011). He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2011 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.