More seniors 65 years of age and up are on the road than ever before. Employed and retired baby boomers continue to drive for pleasure and business. While many elderly Americans grew up with the ideal of “The Great American Road Trip” our driving skills inevitably deteriorate with age. Smile Senior Care will share some tips for senior to get the most out of Fahrvergnügen.
Keep Your Vehicle in Tip Top Condition
Responsible driving requires that the driver and vehicle must both be in good health. When planning a road trip, make sure your maintenance is up to date. Stay on top of common issues that can potentially cause roadside breakdowns, like your coolant system and tires. It’s always a good idea to get your car checked before hitting the road.
Traffic is a drag. To get the most pleasure out of your road trip try your best to avoid rush hours. One of the best times to plan your trip is during the morning between 9 and 10am. It’s a good idea to wrap up your trip before the evening rush, which usually happens during 4pm in most cities and urban areas. Take advantage of Google Maps on your smart phone or websites like traffic.com to pre-plan your trip.
Don’t Drive Alone
Avoid driving alone whenever possible. Sharing the trip with another can help avoid driver fatigue and definitely make your trip more enjoyable.