In the Driver's Seat

Research shows that age alone is not a good predictor of driving safety or ability. Each of us is unique and the way we age is unique. A desire and ability to adapt to changes that occur as we age can help many of us decrease our risk and improve our driving.

Safe driving is the key to a long driving career. However, seniors are more likely than other drivers (except for young drivers) to be involved in a crash. And, when they are involved in crashes, they are more likely to be seriously injured or die, and often they take longer to recover from their injuries.

These pages can help you take a look at your driving behaviours, abilities, knowledge and habits. They provide practical tips and strategies to help you make changes to improve your driving.

How do I start?

Know the Facts - Learn about the changes that occur as we age and affect our ability to drive safely.

Think About Your Driving - Review your own driving. Find out if you know what it takes for you to be a safe driver. Learn useful safe driving tips and find out about the critical warning signs.

Know Your Vehicle’s Safety Features - Discover how to use your vehicle’s safety features for maximum protection.

Update Your Driving Knowledge - Find out if you are up-to-date with changes in driving and highway regulations and signs.

Put Your Driving to the Test - Use this tool to check your driving performance. It is intended to help you refresh your driving skills and habits and drive more safely.

Plan Ahead - Look ahead and start to plan for at time when you may no longer be able to drive safely.

Download our Mature Drivers Fact Sheet [PDF].

Attend a Living Well, Driving Well workshop for mature drivers.