As a Florida car wreck lawyer we see case after case where the defendant driver is “elderly”. In the United States today, there are about 38 million licensed drivers over age 65 and by 2024, one in four drivers will be aged 65+.
The problem is that many drivers in Florida are senior citizens who might have physical limitations that impose additional obstacles in driving safely such as range of motion, hearing or vision impairment or delayed reaction time.
What can Florida do to make it safer for both elderly drivers and those who share the roads with them? As a Miami auto accident lawyer, I recommend that all elderly drivers have an independent evaluation from one of the many driving rehabilitation organizations where an assessor reviews a person’s medical, driving record and then takes the person out on the road for a real exam. In the end, this may a loved one’s life as well as your own.