happy older drivers“Older Americans who have stopped driving are almost two times more likely to suffer from depression and nearly five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility compared to those who remain behind the wheel.”  This is a continuation of our recent post in the GMC Trucks of Dominion Motors channel regarding the older generations and the fact that they are slowly making up a very significant part of our population.  This leads us to the reality that many more of them will be on the roadways soon and we need to do what it takes to keep help keep them there, but safe, along with the rest of us.

According to one recent article on Edmunds website, “Fortunately, the technology that makes cars safer for everyone is arriving just in time to be particularly useful for aging motorists.” There exist groups, such as AAA and AARP, that are offering their assistance in things like choosing the right car for your level of ability and in fully understanding the new technology available on today’s new Buick Car market.  On behalf of your Thunder Bay Buick Car Dealer in Ontario, we would like to share with you another quote from this same article, “Older drivers should consider choosing vehicles that best meet their needs in order to improve safety and comfort behind the wheel,” adds Green.

Safety, ergonomics and comfort are the three main categories that AAA breaks things down into for the sake of older drivers who want the assistance.  The features on today’s new Buick Cars in Thunder Bay will fall into one of these three categories outlines by AAA.  “Safety is arguably the area that’s had the most advances in technology that can keep senior drivers secure.”  Driver assists, also known as active safety systems, will use cameras and sensors to warn drivers of impending danger in their new Buick Cars of Thunder Bay.  Some of these systems can even take action to promote safety as well.  Read more on this subject in the next posts to follow from your Buick Car Dealership of Thunder Bay ON.