Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Senior Citizen Driving System Keeps Traffic Moving

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One retired Chief of Police is cruising towards a safe solution to help senior citizens conquer the open road.

California-based officer Chief Joe C. De Ladurantey has just created The Senior Copilot Driver’s Safety System, an interactive, media-focused training kit designed to get Grandma geared to burn some rubber.

The system – soon to be available on – includes a training video and a checklist that reminds seniors about essentials like their blinkers, lights, and insurance, but according to Ladurantey, it’s the in-car audio that makes the system truly effective.

The Senior Copilot includes either a CD or cassette of classical music interspersed with spoken driver’s instructions and “prompters” to keep seniors alert and aware of their surroundings.

And according to Ladurantey, the messages on the CD get pretty detailed.

He explains, “Along with reminders to anticipate lane changes, there are instructions to heighten seniors’ senses like, ‘When it is safe, look and tell me the color of the car behind you,’ or ‘Judge the distance between your car and the car in front of you.’ It really gets seniors active while they drive and helps them feel independent again.”

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