Articles written by Beth Schuerman

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  • Keeping older drivers "fit" for safe driving

    Beth Schuerman, For Senior Voice|Oct 1, 2018

    Older drivers are often stereotyped as being unsafe on the roadway, however data regarding their safe driving practices reveal quite the contrary. For example, according to a recent survey from AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association, nine in 10 older drivers fasten their seat belts when they get behind the wheel and more than a third have taken driver improvement courses. As we age, the body becomes more fragile and therefore injuries may be more severe in the event of a...

  • CarFit promises better driving for seniors

    Beth Schuerman, For Senior Voice|Dec 1, 2017

    CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association. The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one’s personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver’s safety but also the saf...