Keeping seniors safe at the wheel


Published: 10Dec2007

With a reduced field of vision, it's easier for a senior motorist to miss the pedestrian approaching from the right or the bicyclist coming from the left. "There's a direct correlation between older-adult crashes and reduced field of view," said Nicol Korner-Bitensky, an associate professor of physical and occupational therapy at McGill, speaking for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists as it called for a national strategy to reduce driving accidents involving seniors.

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A set of CDs on the topic of driving is currently being prepared for distribution to seniors in Quebec. In the meantime, some of the information that will appear on the CD can be found on the Driving simulators in rehabilitation website.

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