Monday, April 01, 2013
Elderly drivers who exercise perform certain maneuvers more safely
NBC Nightly News reported today that studies at MIT are finding that elderly drivers perform some tasks (changing lanes and parallel parking) when they follow flexibility exercise routines. Some seniors may have difficulty with the extreme neck flexibility to merge into traffic and see into blind spots.
New cars that are supposed to self-park might help solve these problems. Here is Gearburn's "top five self-parking cars" list.
I don’t like fast lane changes. On a few occasions, trucks have honked loudly at me when driving at a safe distance but not able to change lanes quickly because of traffic density.