Car insurance is important for all ages, but seniors in particular have plenty of reasons to make sure they have the right protection. Older drivers have a lot of experience behind the wheel, but as years go by, they may have increasing difficulties with vision, reflexes and attention.
As a group, seniors take more precautions than other drivers: they’re more likely to use seat belts, drive when conditions are safest and avoid drinking and driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They’re also the least likely to talk on the phone while driving. But the risk of an accident climbs once they reach 70 and is highest after age 85. Read on to find out how to protect yourself as you get older.