Health and driving is closely linked
Ageing brings physical and mental change. While these changes can and do have an effect on your driving skills, getting older does not automatically make you a poor driver - nor does it mean that you will lose your licence.
You have control over lifestyle choices that may affect your health, which in turn affects your driving.
Physical and mental fitness
Ageing has an effect on our physical mobility. Staying fit and active will help you maintain the flexibility and strength you need to drive safely.
No matter what your condition or age, there is some type of exercise or activity will benefit you. You could try:
The important thing is to be active and do what you find comfortable. Ask your physician about the types of activities that would be suitable for you - be sure to consult them before beginning any new exercise program.
Mental exercise is important - reading, word or number puzzles and jigsaw puzzles sharpen your visual search skills.
For more information, visit the Health and Medicals section.
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