A convenient one-stop location aimed to help older drivers and their families locate senior driving resources will be held at an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Laguna Hills Branch, 25181 Paseo De Alicia. Information about free community programs in the area also will be available at the event.
Highlights will include free online and CD-ROM program demonstrations, such as Roadwise Review, to assess driving abilities, educational materials about safe driving for seniors, and information about which vehicles are safest for older drivers will be available. Visitors will also have the opportunity to try DriveSharp, software that uses video-game-like challenges to exercise the brain and improve reaction time and peripheral vision. They also can view the new Roadwise Rx online program, and new AAA senior website, seniordriving.aaa.com.
Developed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Roadwise Rx is an online tool that details common side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. The tool generates personalized feedback on how medications, herbal supplements and foods and their interactions with each other- can impact safety behind the wheel.
“We hope to help older drivers remain safely on the road for as long as possible,” said the Auto Club’s Community Programs and Traffic Safety Manager Anita Lorz Villagrana. “We’ve gathered as many local driving resources as possible and placed them in a convenient place to encourage seniors to monitor and work on their driving skills. We want to keep older drivers on the road as long as they are safe and hope the resources will provide tools to help seniors and family members of older drivers,” she added.
For more information about the event, please call Lora Babilo at the Auto Club’s Community Programs Office at 714-885-2300.