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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week: Let’s Do Our Part By Making The Roads Safer For Older Drivers.

This week brings forth Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Let’s do our part by making the roads safer for older drivers.

History of Older Driver Awareness Week

" The American Occupational Therapy Association initiated the Older Driver Safety Awareness Week in 2009. To discuss the various aspects of driving awareness for the old, they chose December as a way for families to gather and ponder driver safety. Created in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is a national professional association representing the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students. "

Older Driver Awareness Week Facts:

What does driver awareness mean?

  • Driver safety assesses the safety of a driver in different traffic conditions.

What is driver awareness training?

  • A course that helps drivers understand the rules of the road.

What is the most important rule of driving?

  • The most important rule of driving is to focus on the road and to avoid accidents.

How to Observe Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

  1. Host a driving session for the elderly Teach the elderly in your town about the importance of driving safety.

  2. Social Media Use social media to post about the importance of driving safety and the problems often faced by the elderly.

  3. Flyers Create awareness regarding driving safety by printing flyers and circulating them online or around your town.

Written and Submitted by GSS Agent#3013

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