This book, one of the first of its kind, brings you state-of-the-art scientific information on the role of aging in driving behavior and motor vehicle accidents. This book teaches you about older drivers, their driving behaviors and actual risks versus perceived risks. It explores the most common medical conditions that affect driving behavior in older people including neurological, cardiovascular, and other physical conditions; metabolic conditions such as diabetes and hypoglycemia; dementia; psychological issues; visual impairment, and the influence of multiple prescription drugs and alcohol. It teaches you about the epidemiology of accidents involving older drivers including fatalities. You will learn about evaluation of fitness for driving, medical condition management, and driver training, as well as how to help people manage the transition from driving to no longer being allowed to drive. This book is a must for your library if you work with older drivers in any capacity.
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