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Senior Drivers: Risky or Responsible? Are elderly drivers really a hazard? Or does their experience make them safer drivers? When should a caregiver think about pulling the keys? Researchers from Australian National University set out to examine the effect of aging on driving performance by having elderly subjects take a…

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 Could New Technology Help Senior Drivers? These days, the airwaves are filled with commercials for cars that do the driving—or at least some of it—for you. Could this be, at least in part, an answer to the perpetual problem of what to do about the waning skills of senior drivers?…

Some Cars Better Than Others for Older Drivers

Older adults who continue to drive into their 80s have a more than five-fold risk of getting into a fatal accident than middle-aged motorists, according to a new Consumer Reports analysis. Age-related declines in sight, reflexes and mental acuity can make the task of driving more difficult and dangerous for an…

4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Aging Parents

No one likes to think about it, much less talk about it. But at some point, your loved one may not be able to do the things he or she once did, such as driving, taking care of money or even managing a household. That can be a difficult reality…

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Too cool for driving school? Popular program shows driver’s ed still relevant for people 50+ Some motorists have never looked back since they first got their license at age 16, but participation in refresher courses like the AARP Driver Safety Program shows that even the most experienced drivers can benefit….

When to Put the Brakes on Elderly Drivers

Are elderly drivers safe? Yes — for the most part. The same can be said for teen drivers. Do driving skills of elderly drivers decline with age? Yes, but just like other age groups, driving skills vary from one elderly person to another. Telling elderly drivers that it may be…

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When to Take Away the Keys With the number of drivers 70 and older increasing and 1 in 5 Americans caring for an older loved one, the number of adults dealing with concerns about their parents’ driving abilities is on the rise. Driving behavior warning signs vary. Some of the…