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How To Maintain Driving Skills

CAA has gathered information on ways to maintain driving skills, and although the information is intended for seniors, much of it is helpful to all drivers.

All of the following can be accessed from this page:

  • Information on keeping physically and mentally fit, which may be the most effective way to counter the effects of aging.
  • A pre-driving checklist that includes tips on adjusting a vehicle – the mirrors and the steering column, for example – to maximize vision and control.
  • Tips for what to consider when purchasing a vehicle, highlighting features that can help seniors with driving.
  • Advice on managing challenging driving conditions, such as driving at night.
  • Advice on managing senior-specific driving skills, such as making left turns. (Statistics show that seniors have more accidents making left turns than any other drivers.)
  • Comprehensive list of driving refresher courses.
  • CAA’s video series with tips for maintaining driving skills.

Preparing For A Drive

Driving at Night

How to Safely Merge

Managing Slower Reaction Times

Driving Through A Roundabout Safely

Fitness & Driving
See how keeping physically and mentally fit can prolong driving life.

Preparing for a Drive
A comprehensive pre-driving checklist, plus tips on buying the right vehicle.

Driving Skills Review
Advice to help manage slower reaction times, drive more safely at night and in bad weather, and safely execute challenging driving manoeuvres.

Refresher Courses
Find online, classroom-based, or in-vehicle courses that can help to refresh driving skills and correct bad driving habits.

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