According to the CDC, there were more than 40 million licensed drivers ages 65 and older in the United States in 2015. Driving helps older adults stay mobile and independent. But the risk of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash increases as you age.
The National Safety Council, Nebraska’s Senior Driving Program can help older adults continue to safely drive on Nebraska’s roads for as long as possible. As we age, it’s important to know and understand how to adjust tor slower reflexes, weaker vision, and other changes. This program is for any older adult driver who would like to assess and improve their driving skills to reduce risk to themselves, their passengers, and others on the road.
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Older adults can take several steps to stay safe on the road, including:
Get involved by regularly checking the driving of your parent or other senior driver in your life. Here are two common warning signs:
Initiating a conversation about safe driving with an older driver, especially a parent, is challenging for most people. Concerns about offending or alienating an older driver are normal. There is no simple or easy way to address the subject, but if you want to help preserve the older driver’s personal freedom and mobility, while ensuring safety on the road, there are steps you can take.
Join our team of part-time driver education instructors and make a difference in the lives of a teenager.
Becoming a driver education instructor is a great way to earn extra money while giving back to the community. While the level of instruction is demanding - it is also quite rewarding knowing that you are providing Nebraska families the peace of mind that comes with having their new drivers well trained and well prepared by caring, professional instructors.
For more information about the training and education required to be an instructor, click here.
The National Safety Council, Nebraska has a driver training program that can help adults become safe, effective, and responsible drivers. This DMV approved course is for adults age 18 and older who would like to improve their driving skills or have never driven. Course is customized for students who are having difficulty passing DMV written and drive skills tests, those who have put off getting their driver's license, or new citizens.
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