HARRISBURG (KDKA) — The Wolf Administration is highlighting driving safety tips for elderly drivers during winter.

Nearly a quarter of drivers in the state are 65 years of age or older.

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Elderly drivers were involved in 21,746 crashes last year, with 330 of those fatal.

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If you think it’s time to take the keys away from your loved one, look for some signs.

Those include:

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  • Feeling uncomfortable, fearful, or nervous when driving
  • Unexplained dents/scrapes on the car, fences, mailboxes, or garage doors
  • Frequently getting lost and frequent “close calls” (i.e. almost crashing)
  • Slower response times, particularly to unexpected situations
  • Difficulty paying attention to signs and staying in the lane of traffic
  • Trouble judging gaps at intersections or highway entrance/exit ramps

The Wolf Administration is also encouraging older drivers & their loved ones to review PennDOT’s Seniors Driving Safely publication series. You can find it here.