How to Keep Driving
Fitness to Drive
Age is not the definitive factor, it is fitness to drive that counts.
Survey, Assess, Take Action
If an older driver can size up the environmental situation, evaluate conditions and take timely, correct action, he or she should continue to drive.
Different Kinds of Fitness
To survey, assess, drive skilfully and defensively a motorist, young or old, must have keen vision and hearing. A driver must have strong and flexible neck, back, arms and legs.
His mind must be clear, have good recall, and is able to prioritize what needs to be done. His driving skills should solid, sure and well-honed.
He should have a practical, if not thorough, knowledge of automobile upkeep and should recognize when a problem has the potential of becoming serious, endangering the car, its occupants, pedestrians and other drivers.
In the sub-sections, all of these issues are discussed in detail.