Driving with short stature can be a challenge, especially since cars tend to be designed for a certain average range of height. This can be a compounding issue the shorter you are, and can at times seem like an insurmountable obstacle to driving safely.
Fortunately, there are vehicle modifications to accommodate drivers of any height.
It’s natural to feel a bit uncertain about your driving abilities as you age. Maybe you notice a few more close calls, more minor scrapes, and dents, or some difficulty navigating. Maybe friends and family are showing some concern for your safety when driving.
Aging is a natural part of life, but it can come with a gradual decline of the various skills, senses, and reflexes that help us drive safely. And while for many of us, driving is a big part of personal freedom and independence, that safety — both for us and others — is important.
In this article, we’ll explore what happens to your driving skills as you age, and also some ways to prolong your safe driving years.