Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

12. What can I do to stay focused when I’m at the wheel?

To drive safely, people must be able to pay attention to many things at once and react to sudden changes. They need to make decisions — sometimes very quickly — and remember what to do to avoid accidents and stay safe. But as people get older, they process information and react more slowly, and their attention spans may be shorter. Here are some helpful tips to address changes in attention and help you stay focused and alert on the road.