Minimize the risks of driving at night as you get older by planning your trips before you leave home. Drive only on streets you know, and avoid dark, unlighted roadways. Limit your trips to places you can easily reach and that are close to home. Avoid risky spots like ramps and left turns.

Plan for extra driving time if conditions are bad, and don’t drive if you are stressed or tired. Stay focused on driving only, avoiding distractions.

Always drive defensively. Leave at least two car lengths between you and the car in front of you, and even more space in bad weather or when driving fast.

Keep your windows clear, and drive a car with features that make driving safer, such as power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission and large mirrors.

Keep your car in good repair, maintaining fresh windshield wipers and clean, aligned headlights. Consider hand controls for your gas pedal and brakes if you have leg problems.

Renew skills with a driving class every few years. Some car insurance companies will lower your bill for completing such a course.

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:

McKenna & Scott Pinelands

Tel: 021 531 1953

pinelands@mckennascott.com