In addition, there are three steps that drivers should consider for their driving wellness:
1. Be a healthy driver - get regular physicals and annual eye exams, consider the side effects of medications, and exercise regularly.
2. Keep learning - take a driver safety course such as the one offered through AARP Driver Safety.
3. Adjust to changes in driving skills - be aware of normal age-related changes and make appropriate adjustments to driving.
For a more detailed list of the top ten technologies, free guidebooks, practical tools and an informational video, visit
The Hartford and MIT AgeLab identified a list of experts who did not work directly for an auto company, manufacturer or supplier, but were professionals who have expertise with older drivers, auto technologies and/or human factors. The panel of seven experts was asked to complete questionnaires in order to identify the top ten technologies with benefits for older drivers, and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
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