CHICAGO, IL, September 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a company serving within the auto industry, Turbo Title Loan
is adamant about encouraging the public to adopt better driving practices to improve on-road safety, particularly that of driving on the highway. While many driving safety concerns have remained focused on the increasing rate of "texting while driving" accidents, a new trend concerning the age of drivers is now causing many to estimate a drop in on-road safety.
Specifically, a recent article
from USA Today reports that as more Americans choose to push back retirement, more senior citizens are driving extensively for work purposes--a trend that could increase the risk of on-road accidents. The article explains further, "Highway deaths are the leading cause of occupational fatalities in the USA, and workers 65 and older have a highway fatality rate more than three times that of workers ages 18-54 -- 3.1 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers vs. 0.9 deaths per 100,000, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Workers 55-64 also had a higher fatality risk than their younger peers -- 1.4 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers. These are occupational deaths, not people driving to or from work."
Turbo Title Loan responds in a recent press statement, "It is important for all professionals--and drivers in general--to ensure that they possess strong driving skills. While these needs are essential for all motorists to recognize, those who may be experiencing age-related deterioration in areas such as vision and motor skills should look into other options for safer transportation."
According to Turbo Title Loan, many citizens may think that the senior working population is a minimal threat on-the-road, but USA Today reveals that the issue may be more prevalent than what many Americans may expect. In the article Chris Hayes, director of transportation services for insurer Travelers' risk control section, explains, "Every day for the next 16 years, 10,000 people will turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center. Of those 65 and older, 18.5 percent are remaining in the work force."
As far as potential solutions, the USA Today report notes that employers may play a critical role in ensuring that their drivers are sound to be on the road--especially if they are operating vehicles for extended periods of time, such as delivery drivers.
"We strongly advocate many of the solutions outlined in this article, such as workplace-conducted on-road safety tests, wellness programs and health physicals. Employing these standards for all employees could very well improve driver safety across the entire country," Turbo Title Loan concludes in its press statement.
Turbo Title Loan
is a revolutionary auto title loan company that is recognized apart from competitors for offering consumers an opportunity to complete an entire loan process online. Founded in 1999, this company has sought to improve the online car title loan industry, and in addition to its stellar web-based platform, Turbo is noted for its top-notch customer service. As part of its ongoing dedication to the customer, TurboTitleLoan.com utilizes the most advanced security software to ensure that its clients' information is kept confidential. As a company that offers services to consumers in a majority of the United States, Turbo's website and loan process is user-friendly so as to maximize customer satisfaction.