Driving skills tend to decline as drivers age.
Certain medications, vision problems, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions associated with the aging process increase the risk.*
To find out how to reduce your risk of injury from crashes and how to evaluate your driving skills, visit Staying Safe on the Road or review the information on the GrandDriver website.
*Refer to Medical Fitness for Safe Driving for more information.
Online and Classroom Courses
Several organizations in Virginia offer online and classroom courses geared toward mature drivers.
The courses may help refresh driving skills and reveal new traffic laws. Successful completion of the course may be accepted instead of a conviction of the traffic infraction. In addition, some insurance companies offer discounts to drivers who successfully complete a mature operator’s safety course.
Drivers cannot earn safe driving points by completing a mature operator’s safety course.