Your Health :: General Information
There are many changes we experience with age that may affect driving.
- At age 40, mental sharpness begins to diminish, thought processing slows, multitasking is more challenging, night vision worsens, and recovery from glare is reduced
- At age 50, 9 in 10 people require glasses, and reaction time slows
- At age 60, muscle strength and range of motion decrease by as much as 25%
- At age 70, arthritic joints make movement painful and restrict mobility, and conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, hypertension, dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and diabetes may affect perception and behavior