Baby boom and older drivers – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. There are many changes that may affect driving skills over time. Dr. Jonathan King at NIH says, older drivers, like all older adults, are more likely to have physical issues that prevent them from driving as well as they used to.
King: There's arthritis. There's inability to make the head turn to look in the side window. There are changes in vision; but most older drivers are fairly cognizant of those and will drive less if at night or if they know that they have visual issues.
Narrator: But Dr. King adds older drivers might not realize changes in their cognition. For details visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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