April was designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness month – who knew? – but noteworthy is the fact the 60% of seniors (customarily and here defined as >65) talk on the phone while driving.
Does that worry anyone else but me?
Saturation of mobile phones is as high as 82% in a recent study of the population of US. Multi-tasking is not thought of as a skill that improves with age. Sadly, safe driving can be affected by medical conditions, vision deterioration, cognitive impairment, along with possible medication side effects. Older drivers may also have reduced attention and mental processing speed. Some seniors can overthink into inaction and become a road hazard. If you know of someone who should not be driving, please do something about it in a considerate manner. Your motivation is their safety and the safety of others.