· A thick steering wheel helps aging motorists with diminished fine motor skills by reducing the pain associated with twisting and turning the steering wheel.
· Displays with contrasting text are great for drivers with diminished vision who have problems with high-low contrast. The feature reduces blinding glare.
“A 2012 survey revealed that only one in 10 senior drivers with health issues are driving a vehicle with features like keyless entry or larger dashboard controls that can assist with such challenges,” Nelson said. “AAA’s goal is to give older drivers information to help keep them safer behind the wheel.”
AAA announced the Smart Features update in support of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week from Dec. 2-6.
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