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New safety resource available for senior drivers

Officials want seniors to be safer on the road (Source: WALB) Officials want seniors to be safer on the road (Source: WALB)
More accidents have been reported involving senior drivers (Source: WALB) More accidents have been reported involving senior drivers (Source: WALB)
The CDC has some tips for all drivers to follow (Source: WALB) The CDC has some tips for all drivers to follow (Source: WALB)
Officials say it never hurts to be reminded about defensive driving (Source: WALB) Officials say it never hurts to be reminded about defensive driving (Source: WALB)
Practices include preplanning routes (Source: WALB) Practices include preplanning routes (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A new resource is available for the elderly to be safe while driving.

The CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released a new web resource to help employers and workers adopt practices that keep workers ages 55 or older safe on the road.

The release coincides with Older Americans Month and aligns with the institute's Center for Motor Vehicle Safety's goal to prevent work-related motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries.

Officials say a lot of it you know, but it's nice to be reminded. It is also advised to be on very alert, and to not do other things such as texting.

Practices that may particularly benefit older drivers include planning routes in advance.

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