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With
the constant rise of life expectancy, maturing adults are gaining more and more
hold and influence in everyday life: as a consumer power, electoral power, and
growing number of drivers on the road.

Since
1997, the number of licensed older drivers in America increased by 30%, and
according to the Federal Highway Administration, there are about 23 million
licensed older drivers, which represent 11% of our population.
This
situation holds many advantages, like gaining access for better mobility and
independence, but also suggests driving acclimation and a new level of safety
concern.

Across
the U.S, about 500 older adult drivers are involved in car accidents each day.
According to the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008),
nearly 5,500 older drivers lost their lives in car crash incidents, and about
183,000 were injured. Fatal accidents decreased in 2012 to 4,079, but still
represent a considerable amount of driving casualties each year for older
drivers. 

In
addition, the risk of physical damage increases with age due to susceptibility
to injury, as well as, a possible decline in cognitive functioning that could
affect driving skills.

So
what can be done?
It
is advised to try and drive only in safe conditions: no driving in harsh
weather, or in low visibility conditions.

Safety
education can be beneficial, as various organizations such as AARP (American
Association of Retired Persons) and AAA (American Automobile Association) offer
various courses regarding education for road safety, specifically adjusted for
older drivers.
Protecting
yourself and others by installing a new anti-collision technology in your
existing car today. Products offered by SAFE DRIVE SYSTEMS have the same
technology of lane departure and forward-collision protection offered in new
luxury car brands for the car you drive today. This gives older drivers the
extra time to react to imminent danger on the road. Safe Drive Systems RD-140 works
effectively in all weather conditions – day or night to warn drivers
(audible/visual) in advance of life threatening car accidents.

So,
ask yourself, are you taking the necessary safety steps to protect yourself and
others?  For more information on how
RD-140 anti-collision protection technology can keep you and others safe, call
Safe Drive Systems at 1-800-825-2032 today.

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