TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- The Florida Guide for Aging Drivers is a handy book available at no cost to senior drivers, and it's compliments of the Florida Safe Mobility for Life Coalition.
The book was made available Tuesday.
The Coalition, a group comprised of professionals from 28 organizations, created the guide to give aging drivers a comprehensive resource with the most up-to-date information available.
Users will find safe driving tips, licensing information, lists of resources, and community contacts for every county in the state.
Basically, the guide offers just about everything an aging driver needs to be more proactive about staying safe on the road.
The book compliments the website SafeandMobileSeniors.org and is just the right size for the car's glove box .
Florida leads the nation with 18 percent of its population age 65 and older. In fact, by the year 2030, over 27 percent will be over age 65, with half of those 75 or older.
Mirroring this growth, an increasing proportion of drivers in Florida are getting older. Currently, nearly 3 million drivers in Florida are over age 65.
The guide is designed to help aging drivers strike a balance between safety and the need for independence.
The hope is that users of the guide will take the time to consider their driving abilities, take steps to improve their driving skills, explore other transportation options if needed, and start making a plan for retirement from driving if it becomes necessary in the future.